How Much You Know About Social Stigma? Trivia Quiz

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How much do you know about social stigma? Social stigma involves the discrimination against a person based on social characteristics that separate them from others in society. The mentally ill, for example, typically have a stigma from people who do not understand them or realize they are just like everybody else. Social stigmas also pertain to culture, age, gender, race, intelligence, and health. Take this amazing quiz and find out how much you understand about social stigma.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    It is easy to recognize people with mental illness because they act crazy.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False. A person who is being properly treated for a mental illness can lead a normal, productive life and show no signs of the illness.

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  • 2. 

    People with a serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia, are dangerous and more likely to commit violent crimes.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False. Only a small percentage of people with mental illness are violent. Unfortunately, people with mental illness often are portrayed as villains rather than victims in movies and television. The truth is that people with mental illness are more likely to be victims of violence than they are to commit violent crimes themselves.

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  • 3. 

    People with mental illness are more likely to have a Drug and/or Alcohol addiction than a person without a mental disorder.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    True. Nearly 50 percent of people with mental illness abuse drugs or alcohol. Substance abuse is a way of coping.

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  • 4. 

    Mental illness and mental retardation are the same things.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False. They are two seperate and distinct disorders.

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  • 5. 

    Once people develop a mental illness, they will never recover.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False. Studies show that most people with mental illnesses get better, and many recover completely. Recovery refers to the process in which people are able to live, work, learn, and participate fully in their communities. For some individuals, recovery is the ability to live a fulfilling and productive life. For others, recovery implies the reduction or complete remission of symptoms. Science has shown that hope plays an integral role in an individual's recovery.

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  • 6. 

    I can't do anything for a person with mental illness.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False. You can do a lot, starting with how you act and speak. You can create an environment that builds on people's strengths and promotes understanding.

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  • 7. 

    Depression results from a personality weakness or character flaw.  They can snap out of it if they try hard enough.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False. Depression has nothing to do with being lazy or weak. It results from changes in brain chemistry or brain function, and medication and/or psychotherapy often help people to recover.

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  • 8. 

    Schizophrenia means a person has a split personality and there is no way to control it.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False. Schizophrenia is often confused with multiple personality disorder. Actually, schizophrenia is a brain disorder that robs people of their ability to think clearly and logically. The estimated 2.5 million Americans with schizophrenia have symptoms ranging from social withdrawal to hallucinations and delusions. Medication has helped many of these individuals to lead fulfilling, productive lives.

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  • 9. 

    Your next-door neighbor, your primary care physician, and your child's teacher may all have a mental illness.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Mental illnesses do not discriminate – they can affect anyone, men, women and children regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, and socio-economic status. Approximately 25% of individuals will develop a mental illness in their lifetime. This means 1 out of every 4 people.

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  • 10. 

    A person with a mental illness can recover, hold down a job, have many friends, a home and a family.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    True.

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