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. 2015 Jun;38(2):171-178.
doi: 10.1037/prj0000100. Epub 2014 Oct 13.

Interventions Targeting Mental Health Self-Stigma: A Review and Comparison

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Interventions Targeting Mental Health Self-Stigma: A Review and Comparison

Philip T Yanos et al. Psychiatr Rehabil J. .
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Abstract

Objective: With growing awareness of the impact of mental illness self-stigma, interest has arisen in the development of interventions to combat it. The present article briefly reviews and compares interventions targeting self-stigma to clarify the similarities and important differences between the interventions.

Method: We conducted a narrative review of published literature on interventions targeting self-stigma.

Results: Six intervention approaches (Healthy Self-Concept, Self-Stigma Reduction Program, Ending Self-Stigma, Narrative Enhancement and Cognitive Therapy, Coming Out Proud, and Anti-Stigma Photo-Voice Intervention) were identified and are discussed, and data is reviewed on format, group-leader backgrounds, languages, number of sessions, primary mechanisms of action, and the current state of data on their efficacy.

Conclusions and implications for practice: We conclude with a discussion of common elements and important distinctions between the interventions and a consideration of which interventions might be best suited to particular populations or settings.

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