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Racial and ethnic disparities in mental illness stigma.
J Nerv Ment Dis. 2007 Dec; 195(12):1020-3.JN

Abstract

The present study sought to examine whether racial/ethnic differences exist in stigmatizing attitudes towards people with mental illness among community college students. Multiple regression models were used to investigate racial/ethnic differences in students' perceived dangerousness and desire for segregation from persons with mental illness both before and after participation in an antistigma intervention. At baseline, African Americans and Asians perceived people with mental illness as more dangerous and wanted more segregation than Caucasians, and Latinos perceived people with mental illness as less dangerous and wanted less segregation than Caucasians. Similar patterns emerged postintervention, except that Asians' perceptions changed significantly such that they tended to perceive people with mental illness as least dangerous of all the racial/ethnic groups. These findings suggest that racial/ethnic background may help to shape mental illness stigma, and that targeting antistigma interventions to racial/ethnic background of participants may be helpful.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Institute for Healthcare Studies, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA. deepa-rao@northwestern.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18091196

Citation

Rao, Deepa, et al. "Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Mental Illness Stigma." The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, vol. 195, no. 12, 2007, pp. 1020-3.
Rao D, Feinglass J, Corrigan P. Racial and ethnic disparities in mental illness stigma. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2007;195(12):1020-3.
Rao, D., Feinglass, J., & Corrigan, P. (2007). Racial and ethnic disparities in mental illness stigma. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 195(12), 1020-3.
Rao D, Feinglass J, Corrigan P. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Mental Illness Stigma. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2007;195(12):1020-3. PubMed PMID: 18091196.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Racial and ethnic disparities in mental illness stigma. AU - Rao,Deepa, AU - Feinglass,Joseph, AU - Corrigan,Patrick, PY - 2007/12/20/pubmed PY - 2008/1/8/medline PY - 2007/12/20/entrez SP - 1020 EP - 3 JF - The Journal of nervous and mental disease JO - J Nerv Ment Dis VL - 195 IS - 12 N2 - The present study sought to examine whether racial/ethnic differences exist in stigmatizing attitudes towards people with mental illness among community college students. Multiple regression models were used to investigate racial/ethnic differences in students' perceived dangerousness and desire for segregation from persons with mental illness both before and after participation in an antistigma intervention. At baseline, African Americans and Asians perceived people with mental illness as more dangerous and wanted more segregation than Caucasians, and Latinos perceived people with mental illness as less dangerous and wanted less segregation than Caucasians. Similar patterns emerged postintervention, except that Asians' perceptions changed significantly such that they tended to perceive people with mental illness as least dangerous of all the racial/ethnic groups. These findings suggest that racial/ethnic background may help to shape mental illness stigma, and that targeting antistigma interventions to racial/ethnic background of participants may be helpful. SN - 1539-736X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18091196/Racial_and_ethnic_disparities_in_mental_illness_stigma_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1097/NMD.0b013e31815c046e DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -