• Users Online: 103
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
AWARD PAPER/ORATION
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 181-183

Fighting Stigma 2020: Synopsis of the Presentation of the Yves Pelicier Prize Lecture at the World Congress of Social Psychiatry, Bucharest, October 2019


Former Director, Mental Health Division, World Health Organization; Former President, World Psychiatric Association; President, Association for the Improvement of Mental Health Programmes, Geneva, Switzerland

Correspondence Address:
Norman Sartorius
President, Association for the Improvement of Mental Health Programmes (AMH)
Switzerland
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/wsp.wsp_75_20

Rights and Permissions

The United Nations has recently recognized the magnitude and severity of mental health problems and included the need to deal with them among its universal development goals. The main obstacle to achieving these goals is the stigma and discrimination because of mental illness which is still prevailing in all parts of the world. The presentation referred to the excellent programs against stigma that have started in some countries but recognized that in most countries of the world stigma of mental illness is still not effectively tackled. The main reason for this is that the paradigms which have been the basis for national efforts to combat stigma are no longer valid so that progress now depends on developing and applying approaches different from those used so far. The presentation examined the current paradigms of fighting stigma and proposed their replacements.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed330    
    Printed10    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded48    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal