Mental Illness: Perceptions & Social Stigmas


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What is a social stigma in the context of mental illness?

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1. What is a perceived stigma in the context of mental illness?

2. What problems can perceived stigma cause those who have a mental illness?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and its attached worksheet allow you to see what you remember about common social or perceived stigmas associated with mental illness. You will be quizzed on what these are and how they can affect someone suffering from a mental illness.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz/worksheet combo you'll test your understanding of:

  • Social stigmas and mental illness
  • Perceived stigmas and the problems they create
  • Common perceptions of people suffering from mental illnesses

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as the people who will likely first misjudge someone with a mental illness
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as social and perceived stigma as it applies to mental illnesses
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding some of the ways a person with a mental illness may experience a perceived stigma

Additional Learning

For a better understanding of the social issues related to these types of illnesses, read the lesson titled Mental Illnesses: Perceived & Social Stigmas. You will learn about important concepts like:

  • Ancient examples of mental illnesses
  • Common negative impacts of mental illness
  • Examples of mental illness types