Stepping out of the Shadows

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Stepping out of the Shadows: insights into self-stigma and madness is a collection of articles, essays and personal accounts about self-stigma associated with mental illness.

The chapters of this 200-page book explore the concept of self-stigma from the perspective of authors who have experience of mental illness, or have researched self-stigma, or both.

Those who contributed to the book include: Mary O’Hagan, Dr Lynne Pere, Anne Helm, Vito Malo, Dean Manley, Ivan Yeo, Sarah O’Connor, Dennis Duerr, Niki Smith, Ruth Jackson and Alex Barnes. 

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