Addressing the Cultural Barriers of Treating Mental Illness

September 5, 2014 2:18 PM

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Addressing the Cultural Barriers of Treating Mental Illness

However, despite medical treatments and therapy options, many stigmas will prevent seriously mental ill individuals from receiving the proper care they need to life a better life, according to recent findings published in Psychological Science in the Public Interest.

"The prejudice and discrimination of mental illness is as disabling as the illness itself. It undermines people attaining their personal goals and dissuades them from pursuing effective treatments," said lead study author and psychological scientist Patrick W. Corrigan of the Illinois Institute of T...

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