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Culture, the stigma of mental illness, and young people

Molloy, L, Beckett, P, Chidarikire, S ORCID: 0000-0002-8250-9876, Merrick, TT, Guha, M and Patton, D 2020 , 'Culture, the stigma of mental illness, and young people' , Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, vol. 58, no. 11 , pp. 15-18 , doi:

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Culture is a crucial factor in understanding variations in stigma experiences among young people (age ≤25 years). Cultural beliefs influence the range of social responses that mental health issues elicit, including forms of treatment and role expectations of carers. The current article explores the influence that stigma and culture can have on young people with mental illness. It highlights that it is impossible for nurses to be cognizant of all belief systems related to mental illness. Hence, cultural safety is an approach that can facilitate engagement with the nuances of a young person's culture and provide the foundations of appropriate care.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Molloy, L and Beckett, P and Chidarikire, S and Merrick, TT and Guha, M and Patton, D
Keywords: culture, mental health, stigma
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services
Publisher: Slack Inc
ISSN: 0279-3695
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