Topic 2 Defining stigma

Destigmatization process is part of mental health promotion
  • Stigma is related with mental health, health (especially for people with HIV), race, age, gender, socioeconomic class, sexual orientation
  • Some individuals can be members of a group with multiple stigmatization, e.g. a former prisoner stated: I am an outcast four times over… Ex-con, ex-junkie, black, and HIV-positive’