Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Stigma

Stigma among Saudi youth on secondary and intermediate school adolescent attitudes towards serious mental illness in Makkah Al-Mokarramah2021

Sultan Ahmad Muafa, Khalid Mohammed Alshahrani, khloud Ahmed Alhazmi, Nadia Ahmed Rajeh, Mamdouh Ahmad Albishri

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2021, Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 3137-3153

The word “stigma”, deriving from the Greek verb στiζειν(to sting), was used during the classical period to indicatethe mark made with a spike on the forehead of a slavewhen he was found guilty of an offence, on the arm of aconscript recognized as suitable for serving the military,on the body of criminals and other people identified asconvicts. Stigma is a fundamental barrier to individuals seeking out mental health treatment in the Middle East. According to epidemiological studies conducted in Europe and in the United States, mental illnesses are common characteristics of our urban societies. Their frequency is estimated at almost one fourth of the general population in most countries


Azlizamani Zubir; Md Zawawi Abu Bakar; Sabasiah Husin

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 2, Pages 3885-3894

Nowadays, around 6 million people suffer from mental health issues but the help is not pursued because of number of factors. Present research is highlighting some of the crucial factors that are significant and when they are combined, can change the situation utterly. Factors discussed in this paper are named as beliefs of control, perceived cause of mental illness, role of family and help seeking with stigmatization regarding seeking help from Kiai, Dukun and Psychiatrists. Research was conducted with participants who are significant family members of individuals with mental health problems and lived in Java, Indonesia. Using Cluster sampling method the data was collected because of large area of districts/ municipality. The respondents included in research who had mental illness were specified in neurosis kind of illness for instance Anxiety, OCD-Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Phobia, Trauma and Somatoform. Detailed findings based on thorough analysis of previous researches in a systematic way is given in this research in order to highlight that modern treatment can become high in relation among these families of Indonesia.