Read More About Stigma and Discrimination
From Psychiatric Patient to Citizen: Overcoming Discrimination and Stigma
By Liz Sayce (Author)
Pub. 1999 by Palgrave Macmillan.
This text proposes new theoretical models and practical strategies for tackling the widespread social exclusion faced by people diagnosed mentally ill.
On the Stigma of Mental Illness: Practical Strategies for Research and Social Change
by Patrick W. Corrigan
Pub. 2004 by American Psychological Association
Serious mental illness is a two-edged sword: it challenges those affected not only with disability but also with unjust social stigma, which denies them opportunities to work, live independently, and pursue other goals. Written by participants and first-rate social scientists in the Chicago Consortium for Stigma Research, On the Stigma of Mental Illness: Implications for Research and Social Change explores the causes and ramifications of mental illness stigma, as well as the possible means to eliminate it.
Shunned: Discrimination Against People with Mental Illness
by Graham Thornicroft
Pub. 2006 by OUP Oxford
Shunned presents clearly for a wide readership information about the nature and severity of discrimination against people with mental illness and what can be done to reduce this.
To Walk on Eggshells - is to care for Mental Illness
by Jean Johnston
Pub. 2005 by The Cairn
Too often carers are isolated, unsupported and left to feel they are on their own. They should not be. Jean Johnston's account of being a carer is emotive, yet practical. She challenges poor care provision and praises what has been positive for her, her daughter and her family.
And a wee bit of fiction
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox
by Maggie O'Farrell
Pub. 2007 by Headline Review
This is the story of a woman put into an asylum for doing nothing more than trying on some of her mother's clothes and refusing to cut her hair.
But Inside I'm Screaming
by Elizabeth Flock
Pub. 2005 by MIRA
Reporter Isabel is falling to pieces. After she crumbles on live tv and then attempts suicide she spends time at 'Three Winds', a psychiatric hospital, where she is closely monitored and encouraged to talk about her behaviour and attitude.