stigmatization of mental illness in the Japanese workplace. The participants
were 25 Japanese adults with mental disorders who were interviewed regarding
their experience of stigmatization in places they had worked. Narrative data
from semi-structured interviews were analyzed qualitatively. Responses were
classified as stigma toward treatment, stigmatizing attitudes, and stigmatization
due to disclosure of illness, and the characteristics of stigmatization experienced by people with mental disorders were identified. The findings, in conjunction
with analysis of anti-stigma programs worldwide, are expected to contribute
to the development of effective anti-stigma measures in Japan.
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