Importance of various domains of life: Adjusting expectations to cope with stigma experiences?
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Public mental health re-imagined: a roadmap towards global , 20th Biennial Congress, European Psychiatric Association, Section of Epidemiology & Social Psychiatry
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We analysed the importance of various domains of life and how these assessments are associated with perceived stigma and feelings of belonging. We found that the perceived extent of stigmatization goes along with lower importance of life domains and lower perceptions of societal belonging. Interview data indicate that lowering expectations is a strategy to cope with distress of reduced opportunities on the individual level. Nevertheless, on the societal level distress due to exclusion from what is perceived as desirable remains. Therefore, counteracting stigma means counteracting social inequalities as well.