Understanding Stigma and Cognitive Behavioural Interpersonal Skills- PAHO's online self-learning and tutor-guided course

The Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), jointly with the Mental Health Commission of Canada, will hold a new online self-learning and tutor-guided course "Understanding Stigma and Cognitive Behavioral Interpersonal Skills" from August 15 to November 30, 2022. The purpose of this course is to reduce mental health-related stigma and improve clinical and practice management skills among primary care providers when working with individuals experiencing mental health challenges.

Together Against Stigma: Evidence and Action

Bern, Switzerland,

November 16, 2022
9:30 to 13:30 EST (Eastern Standard Time)
15.30 to 19.30 CET (Central European Time)


The Stigma Section of the World Psychiatric Association prepared this webinar.

Words Matter Language Guide

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The need to change our language in relation to people who use drugs has become an increasing topic of discussion, but there is still a long way to go. People who use drugs are highly diverse and their relationship with drug use takes many different forms. Current prohibitionist approaches to drug use and ‘war on drugs’ rhetoric do little to encourage language that acknowledges this diversity.

Scotland launches national campaign to tackle the stigma of addiction

Alcohol and problematic drug use are significant issues in Scotland, causing damage to people’s lives, families and communities, and contributing to violence and crime. Not only can stigma relating to substance use impact an individuals wellbeing, but it can prevent people from coming forward and getting the help they need. Consequently, Scotland has launched a national campaign to tackle the stigma of addiction. Television and newspaper adverts and posters on billboards will emphasise that a

Forward: A guide to support the wellbeing of youth and adults impacted by a parent's drug or alcohol use

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 "Forward: A Free guide to support the Wellbeing of Youth and Adults who have been Impacted by a Parent's Drug or Alcohol use." 

The newly released guide, Forward, is the first of its kind. It is intended to increase a youth's understanding of their experiences with a parent's drug or alcohol use while empowering them to use their incredible resilience to move forward with hope and healing.

Perspectives of healthcare providers, service users, and family members about mental illness stigma in primary care settings: A multi-site qualitative study of seven countries in Africa, Asia, and Europe

Mirja Koschorke,Nathalie Oexle,Uta Ouali,Anish V. Cherian,Vayankarappadam Deepika,Gurucharan Bhaskar Mendon,Dristy Gurung,Lucie Kondratova,Matyas Muller,Mariangela Lanfredi,Antonio Lasalvia,Andrea Bodrogi,Anna Nyulászi,Mario Tomasini,Rabih El Chammay,Racha Abi Hana,Yosra Zgueb,Fethi Nacef,Eva Heim,Anaïs Aeschlimann,Sally Souraya,Maria Milenova,Nadja van Ginneken,Graham Thornicroft,Brandon A. Kohrt
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Stigma among healthcare providers is a barrier to the effective delivery of mental health services in primary care. Few studies have been conducted in primary care settings comparing the attitudes of healthcare providers and experiences of people with mental illness who are service users in those facilities. Such research is necessary across diverse global settings to characterize stigma and inform effective stigma reduction.