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CHIHAI, Jana; EŞANU, Anatol; UNGUREANU, Diana. Level of stigma and discrimination against people with mentalillnesses among adolescents . In: Buletin de Perinatologie. 2014, nr. 4(64), pp. 16-19. ISSN 1810-5289.
|Buletin de Perinatologie|
|Numărul 4(64) / 2014 / ISSN 1810-5289|
Abstract: World Health Organization (WHO) emphasize on bringing the mental health services to the community and to facilitate the inclusion of people with mental disabilities in the society; one of the major obstacles which makes this process difficult is the high stigma and discrimination against them. Purpose and objectives: To evaluate stigma and discrimination of people with mental health problems among adolescents. Materials and methods: The study included a total of 100 adolescents. The Atribution Questionaire for children (AQ-8-C) test, developed by Corrigan (2007), was administered in order to evaluate stigma among adolescents, before and after training. Results: The AQ-8-C Items for segregation and avoidance show the highest average (6,77 and 6,99 of a maximum of 9), which indicates that adolescents in our society don’t want to study together with persons with mental health problems, and tend to avoid those, considering them dangerous (average 5,15). Conclusion: The results of our study indicate that the level of stigma and discrimination against people with mental health problems are very high. In this way it is very important to find methods to eradicate this phenomenon.