Nxumalo CT, Mchunu GG, Exploring the stigma related experiences of family members of persons with mental illness in a selected community in the iLembe district, KwaZulu-Natal, 2017, Healthsgesondheid, Vol:22, p202-212.

This descriptive qualitative study explores the stigma related experiences of family members of persons with mental illness in a selected community in the iLembe district of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), in order to develop recommendations to help families cope with such stigma. Participants reported experiencing stigma from the community in the form of isolation, blame and exploitation, community neglect, as well as labelling and stereotyping. The majority of the participants reported using emotion-focused coping mechanisms to deal with the stigma they faced.

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Nxumalo CT
Mchunu GG
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Nxumalo CT, Mchunu GG, Exploring the stigma related experiences of family members of persons with mental illness in a selected community in the iLembe district, KwaZulu-Natal, 2017, Healthsgesondheid, Vol:22, p202-212.