Prime Policy Brief 9. Psychiatric stigma and discrimination in South Africa: perspectives from key stakeholders

Abstract

Stigma and discrimination remain barriers to help seeking and full recovery for people in need of mental health services, yet there is scarce research investigating the experiences of psychiatric stigma on mental health service users in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

The aim of this study is to explore the experiences of psychiatric stigma of service users in order to inform interventions to reduce such stigma and discrimination in one LMIC, namely South Africa.

This study reports on baseline data collected as part of the formative stage of the Programme for Improving Mental health care (PRIME) in South Africa to inform the development of a mental health care plan and accompanying interventions.

Citation

Egbe, C.O.; Brooke-Sumner, C.; Kathree, T.; Selohilwe, O.; Thornicroft, G.; Petersen, I. Psychiatric stigma and discrimination in South Africa: perspectives from key stakeholders. PRIME, University of Cape Town, Rondesbosch, South Africa 4 pp.

Prime Policy Brief 9. Psychiatric stigma and discrimination in South Africa: perspectives from key stakeholders

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