Topic: Behavioral Health Stigma - Breaking the Code with Stigma Index
Presenter: Farah Tokmic
Social labeling of individuals comes in many forms under the umbrella known as “Stigma”. Stigma can be the leading cause for limiting the access of many individuals to care which can put constraints on their ability to integrate easily in society. Behavior Health Stigma is one of the different forms that stigma can take. The severity of its impact on the mental health of a large number of individuals, suffering from behavior health disorders, raises the need to measure the prevalence of stigma over time and across different societies.