The Stigma of Mental Illness - End of the Story?

  • Wolfgang Gaebel
  • Wulf Rössler
  • Norman Sartorius

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Stigma and Discrimination: Different Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Lindsay Sheehan, Katherine Nieweglowski, Patrick W. Corrigan
      Pages 43-66
    3. Mirja Koschorke, Sara Evans-Lacko, Norman Sartorius, Graham Thornicroft
      Pages 67-82
    4. Claire Henderson
      Pages 83-109
    5. Alexandre Andrade Loch, Wulf Rössler
      Pages 111-121
    6. Dzmitry Krupchanka, Graham Thornicroft
      Pages 123-139
    7. Georg Schomerus, Matthias C. Angermeyer
      Pages 157-172
    8. Pedro Manuel Ortiz de Montellano
      Pages 173-189
  3. “Fighting” Stigma and Discrimination: Programs in Different Parts of the World

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Shu-Ping Chen, Keith Dobson, Bonnie Kirsh, Stephanie Knaak, Michelle Koller, Terry Krupa et al.
      Pages 237-261
    3. Johanne Bratbo, Anja Kare Vedelsby
      Pages 317-338

About this book


This book makes a highly innovative contribution to overcoming the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness – still the heaviest burden both for those afflicted and those caring for them. The scene is set by the presentation of different fundamental perspectives on the problem of stigma and discrimination by researchers, consumers, families, and human rights experts. Current knowledge and practice used in reducing stigma are then described, with information on the programmes adopted across the world and their utility, feasibility, and effectiveness. The core of the volume comprises descriptions of new approaches and innovative programmes specifically designed to overcome stigma and discrimination. In the closing part of the book, the editors – all respected experts in the field – summarize some of the most important evidence- and experience-based recommendations for future action to successfully rewrite the long and burdensome ‘story’ of mental illness stigma and discrimination.


Coping with the Stigma of Mental Illness Discrimination of Mental Illness Overcoming Mental Illness Stigma Stigma and Discrimination Stigma of Mental Illness Stigma of Psychiatric Disorder

Editors and affiliations

  • Wolfgang Gaebel
    • 1
  • Wulf Rössler
    • 2
  • Norman Sartorius
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry and PsychotherapyHeinrich-Heine-University LVR-Klinikum DüsseldorfDüsseldorfGermany
  2. 2.Psychiatric University Hospital University of ZurichZurichSwitzerland
  3. 3.Association for the Improvement of Mental Health ProgrammesGenevaSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-27837-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-27839-1
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