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(p. 399) Addressing Mental Health Stigma 

(p. 399) Addressing Mental Health Stigma
(p. 399) Addressing Mental Health Stigma

Craig J. Bryan

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date: 21 October 2020

Traditional anti-stigma efforts have focused on changing the assumptions and beliefs of military personnel and veterans, but decades of work in this area have generally failed in light of data suggesting that mental health stigma persists in this population. Viewed from a multicultural perspective, stigma is conceptualized as a conflict between the cultural norms of the military and the cultural norms of the mental health care system. In contrast to traditional approaches focused on changing military cultural values, this chapter discusses several strategies to reduce stigma by integrating military cultural values into the mental health care system. Although mental health professionals have worked aggressively to curb the ongoing problem of mental health stigma and should continue to do so, innovative thinking is clearly needed and will be critical to successfully addressing this challenge.

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