About The INDIGO Network

INDIGO is a collaboration of research colleagues in over 40 countries worldwide committed to developing knowledge about mental illness related stigma and discrimination, both in terms of their origins and their eradiation. It is coordinated by Mirja Koschorke, Maria Milenova, Nicole Votruba and Graham Thornicroft at the Centre for Global Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London.

INDIGO began in 2006 (led by Professor Sir Graham Thornicroft, Professor Diana Rose and Professor Norman Sartorius). The first two studies addressed the nature and severity of stigma and discrimination as experienced (and as anticipated) by people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia or depression (1-61-6). Estos proyectos utilizaron una medida de nueva construcción llamada Escala de Discriminación y Estigma (DISC-12) que se basa en los aspectos más frecuentes e importantes del estigma y la discriminación directamente descritos según las personas con problemas de salud mental (7).

Researchers in the Section of Community Mental Health (CMH) at King’s College London have developed seven measures relating to different aspects of stigma and discrimination.  These measures (below) are están disponibles de forma gratuita. con tal de que cumpla nuestras condiciones de usocompletando la encuesta abajo mencionada.

To download the scales and guides please, complete our short survey. For more information on the measures, please click aquí.

Hasta ahora hemos intentado comprender el impacto del estigma y la discriminación; lo siguiente es desarrollar formas de reducirlos. Sabemos por revisiones recientes de la literatura que el contacto entre personas con experiencia en enfermedad mental y otras personas es la forma más eficaz de reducir el estigma y la discriminación. Pero hasta ahora casi toda esta información proviene de países de altos ingresos. Por eso, centraremos especialmente nuestro trabajo en los próximos años en identificar métodos para reducir el estigma y la discriminación en los países de recursos bajos y medios (8-10).

The newly published paper in the Official Journal of the World Psychiatric Association titled “Key lessons learned from the INDIGO global network on mental health related stigma and discrimination” resume el trabajo realizado por la Red en la última década. Se puede acceder al documento libremente en la Biblioteca en línea de Wiley. 

Para obtener más información sobre el trabajo realizado por la Red INDIGO, comuníquese con Maria Milenova al maria.milenova@kcl.ac.uk.

The INDIGO Network countries

Referencias

  1. Thornicroft G, Brohan E, Rose D, Sartorius N, Leese M, Group IS. Global pattern of experienced and anticipated discrimination against people with schizophrenia: a cross-sectional survey. Lancet. 2009 Jan 31;373(9661):408-15.
  2. Lasalvia A, Zoppei S, Van Bortel T, Bonetto C, Cristofalo D, Wahlbeck K, et al. Global pattern of experienced and anticipated discrimination reported by people with major depressive disorder: a cross-sectional survey. Lancet. 2013 Jan 5;381(9860):55-62.
  3. Lasalvia A, Van Bortel T, Bonetto C, Jarayam G, van Weeghel J, Zoppei S, et al. Cross-national variations in reported discrimination among people treated for major depression worldwide: the ASPEN/INDIGO international study. British Journal of Psychiatry. 2015;(in press).
  4. Lanfredi M, Zoppei S, Ferrari C, Bonetto C, Van Bortel T, Thornicroft G, et al. Self-stigma as a mediator between social capital and empowerment among people with major depressive disorder in Europe: The ASPEN study. Eur Psychiatry. 2014 Aug 25.
  5. Zoppei S, Lasalvia A, Bonetto C, Van Bortel T, Nyqvist F, Webber M, et al. Social capital and reported discrimination among people with depression in 15 European countries. Social psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology. 2014;49:1589-98.
  6. Quinn N, Knifton L, Goldie I, Van Bortel T, Dowds J, Lasalvia A, et al. Nature and impact of European anti-stigma depression programmes. Health Promot Int. 2013 Jan 24.
  7. Brohan E, Clement S, Rose D, Sartorius N, Slade M, Thornicroft G. Development and psychometric evaluation of the Discrimination and Stigma Scale (DISC). Psychiatry Research. 2013 Jun 30;208(1):33-40.
  8. Mehta N, Clement S, Marcus E, Stona A-C, Bezborodovs N, Evans-Lacko S, et al. Systematic review of evidence for effective interventions to reduce mental health related stigma and discrimination: medium and long-term effectiveness and interventions in low- and middle-income countries. British Journal of Psychiatry. 2015;In press.
  9. Thornicroft G, Mehta N, Clement S, Evans-Lacko S, Doherty M, Rose D, et al. Evidence for effective interventions to reduce mental health related stigma and discrimination: narrative review. Lancet. 2015;In press.
  10. Semrau M, Evans-Lacko S, Koschorke M, Ashenafi L, Thornicroft G. Stigma and discrimination related to mental illness in low- and middle-income countries. Epidemiol Psychiatr Sci. 2015 May 4:1-14.

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