Poster Session
Issue Date: July 01, 2017
Published Online: August 07, 2017
Updated: June 13, 2018
The Effects of Self-Stigma on Occupational Engagement for Adults With Mental Illness
Author Affiliations
  • Centre for Neuro Skills
  • Advanced Travel Therapy
Article Information
Mental Health / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   July 01, 2017
The Effects of Self-Stigma on Occupational Engagement for Adults With Mental Illness
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2017, Vol. 71, 7111505157. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2017.71S1-PO7081
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2017, Vol. 71, 7111505157. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2017.71S1-PO7081
Abstract

Date Presented 4/1/2017

This study explores the effects of self-stigma on occupational engagement for adults with mental illness. Results indicate self-stigma occurs early in the illness; time and supports reduce self-stigma and increase occupational engagement. Early intervention promotes management of mental illness.

Primary Author and Speaker: Taylor LaVoi

Additional Authors and Speakers: Alyssa Kostreba

Contributing Authors: Sonia Zimmerman