Level of Instruction: Intermediate
Presentation Description: In this talk, Dr. Hinshaw defines the concept of stigma as it applies to mental health and neurodevelopmental disorders, emphasizing the importance of self-stigma and courtesy as accompaniments to public stigma. Mental health stigma has remained depressingly strong for many decades. Stigma prevents the seeking of assessment and treatment; it also limits funding for mental and neurodevelopmental research and clinical initiatives. He presents a vivid portrayal of his own family’s struggles with serious mental disorder–as described in “Another Kind of Madness” –and how overcoming shame and silence has helped propel his own mission to ending stigma.
Recite a vivid narrative of intergenerational mental illness in the presenter’s family, with emphasis on the ways in which openness can replace silence. Explain an overview of evidence-based means of overcoming stigma in the domains of mental health and neurodevelopment.
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