Knowledge Check: Module 2: The Stigma Of Mental Illness

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Module 2


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  • 1. 

    Historically, stigma and discrimination:

    • A.

      Did not start until the Middle Ages

    • B.

      Has no Biblical references

    • C.

      Ended by the 20th century

    • D.

      Included atrocities during World War II

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Included atrocities during World War II
    Explanation
    Stigma and discrimination have been present throughout history, but they intensified during World War II when various groups, such as Jews, Romani people, and LGBTQ+ individuals, were targeted and subjected to atrocities. This period witnessed the systematic persecution, discrimination, and mass killings of these marginalized communities. Therefore, the correct answer is that stigma and discrimination included atrocities during World War II.

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  • 2. 

    Individuals with mental illness are stigmatized because:

    • A.

      They are assumed to be violent and dangerous

    • B.

      Most people are misinformed about mental illness

    • C.

      The media highlight the few who really are violent

    • D.

      Many people think they are responsible for their illness

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    Individuals with mental illness are stigmatized for several reasons. Firstly, they are assumed to be violent and dangerous, which creates fear and negative perceptions towards them. Additionally, most people are misinformed about mental illness, leading to misunderstandings and stereotypes. The media also plays a role in highlighting the few cases of violent behavior by individuals with mental illness, further perpetuating the stigma. Lastly, many people wrongly believe that individuals with mental illness are responsible for their condition, leading to blame and judgment. Overall, all of these factors contribute to the stigmatization of individuals with mental illness.

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  • 3. 

    With the exception of _____ below, society often stigmatizes individuals with mental illness by:

    • A.

      Denying jobs or pushing employees out

    • B.

      Denying housing

    • C.

      Some educational pieces in the media

    • D.

      Socially isolating individuals with mental illness

    • E.

      Inadequate mental health legislation and funding

    Correct Answer
    C. Some educational pieces in the media
    Explanation
    Society often stigmatizes individuals with mental illness by denying jobs or pushing employees out, denying housing, socially isolating them, and having inadequate mental health legislation and funding. However, some educational pieces in the media can contribute to reducing stigma and increasing awareness and understanding of mental illness. These educational pieces can help challenge stereotypes and misconceptions, promote empathy and support, and encourage society to view mental illness in a more compassionate and inclusive way.

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  • 4. 

    All of the following statements are false except:

    • A.

      Courtesy stigma means that mental health professionals are not stigmatized

    • B.

      The public is usually sympathetic toward families of individuals with mental illness

    • C.

      Self-stigma is one of the worst forms of stigma

    • D.

      Individuals with mental illness are never able to advocate for themselves

    • E.

      A significant percentage of individuals get help because they feel stigmatized

    Correct Answer
    C. Self-stigma is one of the worst forms of stigma
  • 5. 

    Because of the public's misperceptions and resultant avoidance and hostility, essential community healthcare is often replaced by:

    • A.

      Withholding needed help

    • B.

      Emergency services

    • C.

      The criminal justice system

    • D.

      Homeless shelters

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above." This means that all of the options mentioned in the question (withholding needed help, emergency services, the criminal justice system, and homeless shelters) can replace essential community healthcare due to the public's misperceptions and resulting avoidance and hostility. This suggests that these alternatives are chosen or relied upon instead of providing the necessary healthcare services to the community.

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