Written Off: Mental Health Stigma and Loss of Human Potential with Busboys and Poets Books

Date and Time

Aug 1, 2018 6:30 pm

Location

14th & V

2021 14th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20009

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Description:

Written Off tells the story of how mental health stigma comes to have a profound impact on the lives of people diagnosed with mental illnesses. It reviews theory, research, and history - illustrated with a multitude of personal stories - in four major areas. These areas are: the prevalence and predictors of negative attitudes and behaviors toward mental illness, the impact of community attitudes and behaviors on the self-perceptions of people diagnosed with mental illness, the impact of self-perceptions on the community participation of people diagnosed with mental illness, and how to change self-perceptions through a variety of approaches. Written Off argues that mental health stigma is a social justice concern for all members of society.

Philip T. Yanos, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at John Jay College, City University of New York. He is an Associate Editor for the journal Stigma and Health, and the Director of Clinical Training for the clinical psychology Ph.D. program at John Jay College and the Graduate Center. Yanos is the co-developer of 'Narrative Enhancement and Cognitive Therapy', a group-based treatment which addresses the effects of self-stigma among people with mental illness. This treatment approach has been translated into five languages. He is the author of roughly 100 articles and book chapters and is the principal investigator on two recent large, federally-funded projects.

This event is co-sponsored by Howard University Hospital, providing top-tier inpatient and outpatient health care services in the Washington D.C area for 145 years. 

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