Deconstructing Stigma in Mental Health

Deconstructing Stigma in Mental Health

Brittany A. Canfield (Southern New Hampshire University, USA) and Holly A. Cunningham (CPES Inc., USA)
Release Date: May, 2018|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 307
ISBN13: 9781522538080|ISBN10: 1522538089|EISBN13: 9781522538097|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3808-0


Stigma continues to play an integral role in the multifaceted issues facing mental health. While identifying a clear operational definition of stigma has been a challenge in the field, the issues related to stigma grossly affect not only the mental health population but society as a whole.

Deconstructing Stigma in Mental Health provides emerging research on issues related to stigma as a whole including ignorance, prejudice, and discrimination. While highlighting issues such as stigma and its role in mental health and how stigma is perpetuated in society, this publication explores the historical context of stigma, current issues and resolutions through intersectional collaboration, and the deconstruction of mental health stigmas. This book is a valuable resource for mental health administrators and clinicians, researchers, educators, policy makers, and psychology professionals seeking information on current mental health stigma trends.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Cultural Beliefs
  • Mental Illness
  • Racial Stigma
  • Recovery
  • Relational-Cultural Theory
  • Schizophrenia
  • Social Media and Mental Health
  • Social Work
  • Therapeutic Relationships

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Brittany A. Canfield holds a Master of Science in Counseling Studies from Capella University and a Master of Art in Clinical Psychology from Fielding Graduate University. She is completing her Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from California Southern University and will commence her doctoral students with the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom in Sexuality and Gender Studies this year. She is adjunct faculty at Southern New Hampshire University and teaches Social Psychology through the university’s online community. Ms. Canfield provides psychological services in Southern Arizona and has extensive experience working with trauma, cultural diversity, and underserved populations. Her research interests include trauma, stigma, gender issues and gender identification, semiotics, social psychology, critical theory, rural communities, critical psychology, cultural competency, and social justice.