Knowledge Check: Module 2: The Stigma Of Mental Illness

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Module 2


Questions and Answers
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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