Stigma Symposium: Open The Doors: International Launch Of The World Psychiatric Association Global Programme Against Stigma And Discrimination Because Of Schizophrenia Australian Initiatives

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Authors: Alan Rosen, NSW, Barbara Hocking, VIC, Dermot Casey, ACT, Garry Walter, NSW

Year: 1999

Event: 1999 TheMHS Conference

Subject: Stigma, symposium, initiatives, book of proceedings

Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers

ISBN: 0949203750

Abstract: Australia's national effort regarding stigma in mental illness was initiated by our then national Health Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Brian Howe in 1993 94 who identified the need to enhance community understanding of mental illness, as a priority of the National Mental Health Strategy. A four year program with funding of $8 million was provided from 1995 to develop a national public advertising campaign to increase community awareness regarding all mental illness, with special reference to severe mental illness

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