Κουντουράς, Γ.
January 2020
Interscientific Health Care;Jan-Mar2020, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p30
Academic Journal
Social stigma marginalizes the individual as something undesirable and different within the community. It is that established as an opponent of oneself, making the alienated subject as a weak guarantor of its own existence. The purpose of this study is to highlight the role and function of stigma in people with mental health disorders experience. Methodologically in the context of modern international literature, it is attempted to made convey contemporary perceptions of the field of scientific knowledge regarding social stigma in mental health disorders. In particular, it is attempted to highlight the fact that the social stigma catalyses the position of the individual in the community, stops opportunities and perpetuates the cycle of ignorance. This is who burdens, discards and extends uncertainties of the people with mental health disorders, reinforcing the collapse of the effort treatment. Social work can't remain unsuspecting all of this, it needs to make sense of the long-term demands of mental health disorders and put the individual's presence in the face of social resistance, racism and depreciation. In conclusion, we would say that through specific strategies and interventions, social work can highlight the range of emotional experience of social stigma, to point out those aspects the social arrogance versus the different and establish that identity who chooses a person with mental health disorders to live.


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