Nobody S Normal How Culture Created The Stigma Of Mental Illness

Nobody S Normal How Culture Created The Stigma Of Mental Illness

Nobody S Normal How Culture Created The Stigma Of Mental Illness

A compassionate and captivating examination of evolving attitudes toward mental illness throughout history and the fight to end the stigma. For centuries, scientists and society cast moral judgments on anyone deemed mentally ill, confining many to asylums. In Nobody’s Normal, anthropologist Roy Richard Grinker chronicles the progress and setbacks in the struggle against mental-illness stigma—from the eighteenth century, through America’s major wars, and into today’s high-tech economy. Nobody’s Normal argues that stigma is a social process that can be explained through cultural history, a process that began the moment we defined mental illness, that we learn from within our communities, and that we ultimately have the power to change. Though the legacies of shame and secrecy are still with us today, Grinker writes that we are at the cusp of ending the marginalization of the mentally ill. In the twenty-first century, mental illnesses are fast becoming a more accepted and visible part of human diversity. Grinker infuses the book with the personal history of his family’s four generations of involvement in psychiatry, including his grandfather’s analysis with Sigmund Freud, his own daughter’s experience with autism, and culminating in his research on neurodiversity. Drawing on cutting-edge science, historical archives, and cross-cultural research in Africa and Asia, Grinker takes readers on an international journey to discover the origins of, and variances in, our cultural response to neurodiversity. Urgent, eye-opening, and ultimately hopeful, Nobody’s Normal explains how we are transforming mental illness and offers a path to end the shadow of stigma.

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Genre : Psychology
Author : Roy Richard Grinker
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2021-01-26
Total Pages : 448 Pages
ISBN : 9780393531657


Nobody S Normal

Nobody S Normal

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Genre : History
Author : Roy Richard Grinker
Publisher : W. W. Norton
Release : 2022-04-12
Total Pages : 448 Pages
ISBN : 132402013X


Nobody S Normal

Nobody S Normal

A compassionate and captivating examination of evolving attitudes toward mental illness throughout history and the fight to end the stigma.

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Genre : Mental illness
Author : Roy Richard Grinker
Publisher :
Release : 2020-12-03
Total Pages : 448 Pages
ISBN : 0393531643


Unstrange Minds

Unstrange Minds

When anthropologist Richard Grinker's daughter was diagnosed with autism in 1994, it occurred in only about 1 in every 10,000 children. Within ten years, rates had skyrocketed, and the media was declaring autism an epidemic. Unstrange Minds documents Grinker's quest across the globe to discover the surprising truth about why autism is so much more common today. Grinker shows that the identification and treatment of autism depends on culture just as much as on science. Filled with moving stories and informed by the latest science, Unstrange Minds is a powerful testament to a father's quest for the truth.

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Genre : Family & Relationships
Author : Roy Richard Grinker
Publisher : Basic Books
Release : 2008-07-31
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9780786721924


Ending Discrimination Against People With Mental And Substance Use Disorders

Ending Discrimination Against People With Mental And Substance Use Disorders

Estimates indicate that as many as 1 in 4 Americans will experience a mental health problem or will misuse alcohol or drugs in their lifetimes. These disorders are among the most highly stigmatized health conditions in the United States, and they remain barriers to full participation in society in areas as basic as education, housing, and employment. Improving the lives of people with mental health and substance abuse disorders has been a priority in the United States for more than 50 years. The Community Mental Health Act of 1963 is considered a major turning point in America's efforts to improve behavioral healthcare. It ushered in an era of optimism and hope and laid the groundwork for the consumer movement and new models of recovery. The consumer movement gave voice to people with mental and substance use disorders and brought their perspectives and experience into national discussions about mental health. However over the same 50-year period, positive change in American public attitudes and beliefs about mental and substance use disorders has lagged behind these advances. Stigma is a complex social phenomenon based on a relationship between an attribute and a stereotype that assigns undesirable labels, qualities, and behaviors to a person with that attribute. Labeled individuals are then socially devalued, which leads to inequality and discrimination. This report contributes to national efforts to understand and change attitudes, beliefs and behaviors that can lead to stigma and discrimination. Changing stigma in a lasting way will require coordinated efforts, which are based on the best possible evidence, supported at the national level with multiyear funding, and planned and implemented by an effective coalition of representative stakeholders. Ending Discrimination Against People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders: The Evidence for Stigma Change explores stigma and discrimination faced by individuals with mental or substance use disorders and recommends effective strategies for reducing stigma and encouraging people to seek treatment and other supportive services. It offers a set of conclusions and recommendations about successful stigma change strategies and the research needed to inform and evaluate these efforts in the United States.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Publisher : National Academies Press
Release : 2016-09-03
Total Pages : 170 Pages
ISBN : 9780309439121


Challenging The Stigma Of Mental Illness

Challenging The Stigma Of Mental Illness

Challenging the Stigma of Mental Illness offers practical strategies for addressing the harmful effects of stigma attached to mental illness. It considers both major forms of stigma: public stigma, which is prejudice and discrimination endorsed by the general population; and self-stigma, the loss of self-esteem and efficacy that occurs when an individual internalizes prejudice and discrimination. Invaluable guide for professionals and volunteers working in any capacity to challenge discrimination against mental illness Contains practical worksheets and intervention guidelines to facilitate the implementation of specific anti-stigma approaches Authors are highly experienced and respected experts in the field of mental illness stigma research

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Genre : Psychology
Author : Patrick W. Corrigan
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2011-05-23
Total Pages : 254 Pages
ISBN : 9781119996125


Seeing The Insane

Seeing The Insane

Seeing the Insane is a richly detailed cultural history of madness and art in the Western world, showing how the portrayal of stereotypes has both reflected and shaped the perception and treatment of the mentally disturbed.

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Genre : Art
Author : Sander L. Gilman
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Release : 1982
Total Pages : 252 Pages
ISBN : 9780803270640


Robert Lowell Setting The River On Fire

Robert Lowell Setting The River On Fire

"In his Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry, Robert Lowell (1917-1977) put his manic-depressive illness into the public domain. Now Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison brings her expertise to bear on his story, illuminating the relationship between bipolar illness and creativity, and examining how Lowell's illness and the treatment he received came to bear on his work"--

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Genre : PSYCHOLOGY
Author : Kay R. Jamison
Publisher : Knopf
Release : 2017
Total Pages : 532 Pages
ISBN : 9780307700278


Written Off

Written Off

This book tells the story of why and how mental health stigma impacts all of us.

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Genre : Family & Relationships
Author : Philip T. Yanos
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2018-01-11
Total Pages : 230 Pages
ISBN : 9781107196957


The Mark Of Shame

The Mark Of Shame

"In this book, Stephen P. Hinshaw examines the long-standing tendency to stigmatize those with mental illness. He also provides practical, multilevel strategies for overcoming this serious problem, including enlightened social policies that encourage contact with those afflicted, media coverage emphasizing their underlying humanity, family education, and responsive treatment."--Jacket.

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Genre : Psychology
Author : Stephen P. Hinshaw
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2009-08-01
Total Pages : 331 Pages
ISBN : 9780199730926