This study aimed to explore whether brief video interventions can reduce public stigma towards individuals with psychosis. Read the full study.
More than two-thirds of people with psychosis worldwide receive no mental health care, at least in part because of stigma embedded in systemic or structural discrimination. Public stigma is a barrier to care and increases the duration of untreated psychosis among individuals with first-episode psychosis.
What Did We Do?
Using a crowdsourcing platform (Amazon Mechanical Turk), we recruited and assigned 1,055 participants ages 18–30 years old to a brief video-based intervention, a written vignette intervention containing the same material, or to a non-intervention control condition. We assessed public stigma at baseline, post-intervention, and at 30-day follow up.