Abstract: The Domino Effect of Stigma in Mental Illness

by S.Abate on Mai 15, 2014 - 10:28am

I care about the topic of drug-free treatment for mental illness because I strongly believe that it should be encouraged around the world. I’ve seen people in my life that are close to me suffer from mental disorders and the horrible side effects they had to go through while taking pharmaceuticals and visiting doctors every week. I care about it even more than I did before because I know a lot more about it now. In order to get my results, I read and analyzed specific chapters from 3 different novels that I found the most relevant to my topic. I learned lots of things I had never known before. I learned a lot about the history of medicine and treatment for mental disorders, about different types of medications and what they do, the stigma of mental illness and how it can really effect the world in many ways. I’m hoping that I efficiently teach the reader what I learned through my final paper and that they will be inspired to find out more about this issue like I was.


Works cited: 

-       Thompson, Melissa. Race, Gender, and Mental Illness in the Criminal Justice System. New York: LFB Scholarly Pub., 2005. Print.

-       Kelly, Timothy A. Healing the Broken Mind: Transforming America's Failed Mental Health System. New York: New York UP, 2009. Print.

-       Everett, Barbara. Stigma - the Hidden Killer: Background Paper and Literature Review. N.p.: Mood Disorders Society of Canada, 2006. Print.

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