Stigma, Discrimination upon People with Mental Disorder and Mental Health Literacy in Indonesia

Rika Damayanti, Ahmad Hufad, Mustofa Kamil

Abstract

There has been an increase in the mentally retarded people number in Indonesia. The high rate of stigma and discrimination upon them is apparently one of the influential causes of the problem. The lack of honesty and openness of the family to admit the family member’s mental problem and to seek proper treatment on it still occurs. Some may assume their mentally retarded family are suffering caused by genie disturbance or black magical practices and that cause them treated inhumanly, like being locked on their legs between two pieces of wood, got their legs chained or being isolated. Thus, there should be promote and curative efforts to prevent the increase and curative and rehabilitative efforts to fasten the healing process. This research is aimed at analyzing mental health literacy program – one of the promote programs in preventing stigma and discrimination regarding the mental health problem. The research method employed was literature review of the issue from various countries. The findings reveal that the mental health literacy program in the form of courses or trainings is very helpful to make the society aware of the issue and allow people with mental disorder may get immediate professional treatment and immediately cured.

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in Harvard Style

Damayanti R., Hufad A. and Kamil M. (2017). Stigma, Discrimination upon People with Mental Disorder and Mental Health Literacy in Indonesia.In 1st International Conference on Educational Sciences - Volume 1: ICES, ISBN 978-989-758-314-8, pages 398-401. DOI: 10.5220/0007041803980401


in Bibtex Style

@conference{ices17,
author={Rika Damayanti and Ahmad Hufad and Mustofa Kamil},
title={Stigma, Discrimination upon People with Mental Disorder and Mental Health Literacy in Indonesia},
booktitle={1st International Conference on Educational Sciences - Volume 1: ICES,},
year={2017},
pages={398-401},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007041803980401},
isbn={978-989-758-314-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - 1st International Conference on Educational Sciences - Volume 1: ICES,
TI - Stigma, Discrimination upon People with Mental Disorder and Mental Health Literacy in Indonesia
SN - 978-989-758-314-8
AU - Damayanti R.
AU - Hufad A.
AU - Kamil M.
PY - 2017
SP - 398
EP - 401
DO - 10.5220/0007041803980401