It’s high time we put the most enduring myths about human behavior to bed, and see the mind—and the world—as it is.
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Addressing stigma toward people with psychosis to facilitate human flourishing.
Philip Yanos Ph.D.
Recent messages from national leaders on mental illness could discourage help-seeking.
Lessons learned from the late Edward L. Knight, Ph.D., who had a formative influence on the field.
Recognizing our common humanity represents a way forward from the tendency to stigmatize others.
It is tempting to attribute disturbing behavior to individual rather than environmental factors, but this points us in the wrong direction.
Oft-repeated phrases become part of the conventional wisdom. But conventional assumptions need to be questioned.
A growing movement supports the replacement of the word coined by Eugen Bleuler.
Overt discrimination is not the only form of stigma that can cause harm.
The decision to disclose mental illness can be a difficult one because stigma remains high.
Eugenic ideas were very popular in the United States until World War II. Yet statements in today's public discourse suggest that they live on.
Can alternative communities override the effects of societal stigma?
Mental health clinicians need to be aware of the way that associative stigma can wear them down
News reports usually mention the mental health status of perpetrators of crime, even when it is irrelevant, and the results are damaging
Children’s books and movies tend to reinforce negative stereotypes about mental illness, but J.K. Rowling’s books are different
Because of stigma, the effects of "good" insight into one's condition can be a mixed bag.
Philip Yanos, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, a professor at John Jay College and the Graduate Center at CUNY, and the author of Written Off: Mental Health Stigma and the Loss of Human Potential.