Stigma, Self-Stigma, and Identity in Severe Mental Illness: Negative Consequences and Ways to Counter
About the Event:
Public mental health stigma is pervasive and has many negative impacts. One consequence is that it can lead to self-stigma among mental health service users, including people with severe mental illness. This webinar will discuss how self-stigma can impact identity development of service users and will share ways that mental health staff can help combat mental health stigma.
By the end of this presentation, participants should be able to:
- Describe mental health stigma and the ways that it is harmful
- Identify how self-stigma impacts people with severe mental illness and their identity development
- Identify ways that mental health staff can work to reduce stigma
About the Presenter:
Evan Myers, MS, is a fourth-year Clinical Psychology doctoral student at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). He is interested in recovery-oriented evidence-based practices. His current research interests include metacognition and disorganized speech in severe mental illness.