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.
In this blog post and guide, Dr. Stephen Parkin shares his observations about the use of stigmatising words and phrases in academic writing, and offers a list of person-centred and pragmatic alternatives.
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.
Mental Illness Stigma. A Comparative Cross-sectional Study of Social Stigma, Internalized Stigma and Self-esteem
Forward: A guide to support the wellbeing of youth and adults impacted by a parent's drug or alcohol use
"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
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.
Stigma is a major barrier to the well-being and recovery of people with lived and living experience of substance use disorders.
This animated video about two friends, Alex and Sam, explores the devastating impact of substance use stigma and how to challenge it in our communities.