Impact of stigma on help-seeking behavior for mental disorders in Latin America and the Caribbean: Scoping Review
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
The main objective of this study is to review the impact of stigma on help-seeking behaviour regarding mental disorders in Latin America and the Caribbean. Mental disorders in this region account for the greatest proportion of DALYs for non-communicable diseases, and many people suffering from mental health issues do not seek appropriate help. A contributing factor to not seeking help is mental health stigma which is the rejection and exclusion of people with mental illnesses due to ignorance, labelling (prejudice) and stereotyping leading to discrimination. Eight articles were selected and included in this review from three countries in Latin America (Mexico, Peru and Brazil) and three in the Caribbean (Jamaica, Haiti and Puerto Rico). The situation in this region as well as the barriers to mental health care help-seeking are addressed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 37 p.
, Centre for Public Health Report Series, ISSN 1651-341x ; 2016:2
Stigma, mental health, help-seeking, Latin America, Caribbean, discrimination
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Psychiatry Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-123419OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-123419DiVA: diva2:945712
Master's Programme in Public Health (one-year)
Löfgren, Curt, Senior lecturerNordström, Annika, Forskningsledare
Goicolea, Isabel, Asoc. Prof.