Self-stigmatisation is a serious hindrance of recovery among people with a mental disorder. In a mixed methods study among young people aged 15-30 years old with a mental disorder who volunteer as ambassadors with ONE OF US, the issue of stigmatisation and self-stigmatisation has been studied through qualitative interviews and an online survey. The study examines how the young people understand stigma and how stigma affect their recovery process. Furthermore, the discussion of stigma leads to analysis of self-stigma and the study shows how self-stigmatisation affects the young people more than stigmatisation from other people. The presentation gives examples of the young people's understanding of stigma and self-stigmatisation and presents their perspectives on how to cope with stigma and self-stigmatisation.
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Event||Overcoming barriers in minds and society.: 8th conference - together against stigma - Øksnehallen, København, Denmark|
Duration: 20 Sep 2017 → 22 Sep 2017
Conference number: 8
|Conference||Overcoming barriers in minds and society.|
|Period||20/09/17 → 22/09/17|
- children and youth