Tackling Stigma: Learning From Lived Experience to Be Part of the Solution

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Abstract

Date Presented 3/31/2017

Stigma affects people with mental illness, limiting access to services and contributing to poor health and well-being. It influences practitioner choices. Occupational therapy practitioners should be part of the solution to stigma. This research suggests that a contact-based intervention could change student attitudes.

Primary Author and Speaker: Susan Burwash

Additional Authors and Speakers: Diane Norell

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