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Written Off — Mental Health Stigma and the Loss of Human Potential
By Phillip T. Yanos

Written Off examines how stigma has a profound impact on the lives of people with mental illnesses. It reviews theory, research, and history illustrated with personal stories in four major areas, including negative attitudes and behaviors toward mental illness, the effect of community attitudes and behaviors on the self-perceptions of people with mental illness, the effect of self-perceptions on the community participation of people with mental illness, and how to change self-perceptions through various approaches.

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