Discuss two sources that contribute to the development of stigma in mental health consumers

Discuss two sources that contribute to the development of stigma in mental health consumers

Discuss two sources that contribute to the development of stigma in mental health consumers and the effects of that stigma. You must refer to a broad range of relevant

literature sources in your discussion, and this could include findings from research literature, Australian mental health policies and reports, mental health texts,

and documentary film, but it must include references to mental health consumers’ accounts/experiences of stigma.
Weighting:
40%
Due:
11.45pm Friday 5th September 2014
Length:
1,500 words

Marking criteria
? Introduces the topic, outlines the purpose of the essay, defines key terms, and demonstrates an understanding of stigma as it relates to people with mental health

problems (10 marks)
? Discusses the sources and effects of stigma for people who experience mental health problems through an examination of, and reference to, a range of relevant

literature. The literature examined must include consumers’ experiences/accounts of stigma (20 marks)
? Summarises the main findings and concludes the essay concisely; ideas clearly expressed and well organised; demonstrates correct use of the Harvard reference style,

including in-text referencing and preparation of the reference list (10 marks)


 

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