Stigmatizing attitudes toward mental illness among primary school children in Kenya.

Citation:
Ndetei DM, Mutiso V, Maraj A, Anderson KK, Musyimi C, McKenzie K. "Stigmatizing attitudes toward mental illness among primary school children in Kenya." Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2016;51(1):73-80.

Abstract:

Literature describing stigmatizing attitudes towards people with mental illness by children in the developing world is lacking. Children's mental health issues in the Kenyan context are especially pertinent due to the increased likelihood of exposure to risk factors and the high prevalence of mental disorders. The objective of the current study was to examine socio-demographic factors associated with the endorsement of stigmatizing attitudes towards people with mental illness among Kenyan school children.

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