Student Handbook on the Stigma of Mental Illness
Canadian Mental Health Association. Alberta South Central
This booklet for high school students discusses the stigma often associated with mental illness. Examples of famous people who have had a mental illness are used to point out that having a mental illness does not mean someone is incompetent. Anxiety disorders, mood disorders, schizophrenia & eating disorders are described. The effects of stigma, myths, how individuals can make a difference, & stigma in the media are discussed. Strategies for helping, a reading list & glossary are included.