Mental illness stigma in the Israeli context: Deliberations and suggestions

Amir Tal, David Roe, Patrick W. Corrigan

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Background: In this paper we deliberate mental illness stigma in the Israeli conteXt and suggest ways to reduce it, emphasizing the community's role in the rehabilitation of persons with mental illness. Material: A literature review of Israeli and international literature of mental illness stigma. Discussion: Community mental health, in addition to its traditional focus on developing community-based services, should focus also on community-based interventions such as the delivery of anti-stigma interventions. Conclusions: Providing individualized rehabilitation services in the community while addressing stigma-induced social barriers may create a better recovery ground for Israelis with mental illness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)547-563
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Social Psychiatry
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2007


  • Mental illness stigma
  • Psychiatric rehabilitation
  • Social inclusion of persons with mental illness in Israel
  • Strategies to reduce mental illness stigma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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