Resources of People with Mental Illness who Participate in Community-Based Support Programs

Expiry Date
: 31/10/2025
CPD Units
: 3.00 Points
: Not yet rated.

This study investigates the resources and experiences (specifically regarding stigma and discrimination) of people with mental illness who participate in community-based support programs.

Keywords: Mental illness, Stigma, Community-Based Support Program, Resources

Reading material:

Educational Objectives

Educational Aim:
The aim of this article is to compare the level of resources and experiences of stigma and discrimination among people participating in two community-based support programs.

Editor's comments:
This article identifies the resources and strengths that assist people with mental illness during their recovery process, especially in coping with stigmatization. If more focus is placed on strengthening these resources in community-based support programs, the programs could be even more effective..

Educational Outcomes:
Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of:

  1. The role of community-based support programs for people with mental illness.

  2. The resources or strengths that are important for people with mental disorders.
  3. The negative effects of the stigmatization and discrimination of people with mental illness.
  4. The aims and benefits of Community Self-Help Centers.
  5. The aims and benefits of Occupational Therapy Workshops.

Instructions for this Module

  • Read the supplied reading material and complete the quiz that follows;
  • You have three attempts to pass the quiz;
  • The pass grade is 70%;
  • You need to pass the quiz to claim your CPD certificate;
  • Please click on the CPD certificate link below to claim your CPD certificate and to update your CPD Manager.

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