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Community Ment Health J. 2009 Apr;45(2):127-36. doi: 10.1007/s10597-008-9169-0. Epub 2008 Oct 8.

Psychoeducation to address stigma in black adults referred for mental health treatment: a randomized pilot study.

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  • 1UCSF Department of Psychiatry, University of California, 2727 Mariposa St., Suite 100, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA.


Forty-two Black clients referred for outpatient treatment were randomly assigned to receive existing brochures about services or a psychoeducational booklet about stigma based on experiences of Black mental health consumers. At 3-month follow-up, clients reported that both types of information were helpful; there were no significant differences between the types of information on treatment attendance. However, individuals who reported higher perceived treatment need or greater uncertainty about treatment showed greater stigma reduction from the psychoeducation. Findings indicate the need to move beyond "customer satisfaction" to evaluate educational interventions, as well as for greater understanding of differential impact of stigma reduction interventions.

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