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Stigma, Self-Stigma, and Identity in Severe Mental Illness: Negative Consequences and Ways to Counter

12:00pm - October 26, 2022 thru 1:00pm - October 26, 2022 | Timezone: US/Eastern
Southeast MHTTC
Registration Deadline: October 26, 2022
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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.

Learning Objectives:

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 MyersEvan 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.