Advances in Mental Health Stigma Reduction


Stigma – which involves labeling, stereotyping, and discriminating – is a major barrier to mental health help-seeking, psychiatric service engagement, and full inclusion in society. Unfortunately, mental health stigma remains prevalent worldwide. In this webinar, we will discuss the multidimensionality of stigma (e.g., stereotypes, prejudice, discrimination, social distancing, knowledge, etc.), along with the most recent research on mental health stigma prevalence and mental health stigma reduction programs. Throughout this 90-minute presentation, there will be a focus on intersectional stigma considerations and community-based research (participatory) approaches, as well as ways audience members can become involved in stigma reduction efforts.



  • Conceptualize and define stigma, particularly as it pertains to mental health and intersectionality
  • Describe the research evidence of how stigma impacts people with mental health conditions worldwide
  • Discuss efforts to combat stigma on societal and individual levels



Joseph DeLucaJoseph S. DeLuca, Ph.D., is an NIMH-T32 Postdoctoral Fellow at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, specializing in psychosis-risk and the early stages of psychosis. He earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the City University of New York Graduate Center and completed his predoctoral internship at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. DeLuca’s research and clinical interests include screening and treatment for psychosis-spectrum symptoms, particularly with youth and families, as well as stigma, the role of culture and context in psychosis, and the intersection of mental illness and the criminal justice system.




Mental health professionals, mental health advocates, mental health graduate students, people with lived mental health experience, young people interested in mental health, and others who work with/on behalf of individuals diagnosed with mental illness


View Dr. DeLuca's previous Central East MHTTC-hosted webinars 

Starts: May 3, 2023 11:00 am
Ends: May 3, 2023 12:30 pm
Registration Deadline
May 3, 2023
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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