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ROLE OF SERVICE PROVIDER INDESTIGMATAZATION OF MENTALILLNESSThe fate of those who suffer from mental illnesses is stigmatization Stigma creates a cycle of discrimination and social exclusion tothose with mental illness and those associated with them Stigma more than illness-Is the single most important barrier to the quality of life of peoplewith mental disorder their family and friends- It is also a major impediment to mental health reform and servicedevelopment-A major barrier to the appropriate treatment and rehabilitation ofpeople with mental illnessNB Good mental health is the key to good physical health. Thereforeelimination of stigma through partnership with public, wherebyeducation and open discussion should be encouragedEFFECT OF STIGMA AT COMMUNITY LEVELMajority of people with mental illness are now treated in thecommunity where negative public opinion(stigma) can lead to-Human right violations-Discrimination-Unemployment-Lack of housing-Diminished self esteem-Disruptions in family relationships-Reduced normal interactionsTherefore stigma pose major obstacles to recovery and promotepsychiatric disabilityCONT GLOBALLYResult of stigma are-Lower priority for mental health services-Difficulty in getting good staff to work in these services-Continuing problem in finding employment and housing for people who havehad an episode of mental disorder-Social isolation of people with mental illness and their families-Poore

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