The impact of contact on stigmatizing attitudes towards people with mental illness

in this very article, we are going to review the following research article based on the impact of contact on stigmatizing attitudes towards people with mental illness.

In this essay, you can go through the illness related to the psychology of a person. The behavior of normal people towards mentally ill persons, the stigma and the stigmatizing attitudes, the stigmatization they are facing from society, the results or outcome of interaction with mentally ill persons, relating other illnesses to mental illness, the percent ratio of how they are dangerous to us, the two-goal plan, anti-stigma strategies and finding out the possible solution for mentally ill persons.

Martin, Tuch, Pescosolido (2000) in their research have shown the behavior of a mentally ill person, why the behavior has caused, noticing and finding out dangerousness of that behavior and participant or normal people social demographic behavior towards the target.

Furthermore, In their research, Martin 2000 how showed the attitude of the behavior of normal people towards the mentally ill person. According to the research conducted by Martin et. al(2000), they have shown that 20% of normal people describe the person having depression symptoms as mentally ill.

Additionally that 54% believe that people have schizophrenic symptoms and 1% believe that normal troubles creator are mentally ill. Furthermore, this results in that 37% of the normal people do not interact or do not want any type of connection with the people having depression symptoms, 48% do not want to interact with the person having schizophrenic symptoms, and 21 with the normal troubles maker.

33% of them considered that depressed person is violent for them 61% believe that schizophrenic person is violent for them and 17% believe that normal trouble is violent for them.

Alexander, Link (2003) in their research article shows that people having stigmatizing attitudes are considered as mentally ill. Moreover dealing with the impact of stigma Alexander (2003) are saying that stigma has a negative effect on the psychology of mentally ill people on both experience and anticipated discrimination.

Alexander (2003) has shown that knowing a mentally ill person can reduce the risk of danger or feeling fear from you. Linked with people with mental illness to less stigmatizing attitude towards people with mental illness. Alexander (2003) have finalized the data from large nationally representative samples. Alexander (2003) has given out the table in their research in which the percentage is given about the dangerousness of mentally ill persons.

And after that researcher has given out the interaction of a mentally ill person with the society including their parents, ‘spouse’s people at work, at public, etc.

Patrick W. Corrigan, David Rowan, Kurt White(2002) In their research work have shown the negative side and the negative impact of stigma and their symptoms on the person having serious mental issues. In this research article, Corrigan (2002) has set up two goals.

The first goal as they have shown in the research work is that we will develop two models which are personal responsibility and dangerousness in which the relationship between stigmatizing attitude and discriminative behavior such as not giving jobs to the mentally ill persons are evaluated.

Furthermore, Corrigan (2002) are giving importance to their research these types of research are important in developing the anti-stigma program. In the second part of the research Corrigan (2002) has shown the effects or come out or outcomes of these anti-stigma strategy or stigma challenging strategies which were being discussed in the previous part of the research.

In their research, Corrigan (2002) conducted a survey asking 216 community students about their two models. Results were according to their models but results for dangerousness were more prominent. Second, the researchers want to do that what changes are to be made in their models. One possible solution is one outcome of this was that education can play a key role.

It appears in this literature review of these articles that people feel fear and rejection in accepting the people having mental issues. This fear and dangerousness will be there unless and until you accept those mentally ill persons and consider them as part of society. You go less for stigmatization and you can get fruitful results. Different surveys are made to know how to deal with that, possible solutions can be made as education is one of them.

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