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University of Toronto St. George
Michelle Majeed

GGRB28 - - Lecture 10 - Nov 22, 2012 Social Stigma  Stigma is the disapproval of a person on the grounds of characteristics that distinguish them from others  Socially and culturally embedded (impairment versus disability)  Due to lack of economic productivity  Groups are seen as deviant, dangerous, or diseased  Educating the public about what it means to live with a mental illness  Outside of social order – you couldn’t control the social stigma  People who had mental illnesses couldn’t work – seen as burden on society  Loss of an arm -> seen as disabled, because in a capitalist society NIMBY “Not In My Backyard”  Used to describe opposition by residents to a proposal for a new development close to them  This can include infrastructure changes, retail development or the inclusion of certain social groups that are stigmatized  Opposition to having a group home (mental health housing) CASE STUDY: CAMH  Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, also known as 1001 Queen St West  Opened in 1850 as the Provincial Lunatic Asylum  Later become the Toronto Lunatic Asylum  CAMH created in 1997 (including the Clark, ARF and Donwoods). Affiliated with UofT  Revitalization project underway  What CAMH is doing now is its first kind in the world NELSON ET AL.  The role housing play in the quality of life for consumers  More control over choice positively impacted their perception of the quality of housing: they can do what they want, rather than being told  Community functioning improves with choice ZIPPAY and Lee  Qualitative study on NIMBY  Examined neighbour’s perceptions of mental health housing  The majority that knew about the housing were supportive  Highlighted concepts of social responsibility and collective care SMITH  NIMBY in Toronto-Methadone Clinic in Corktown-> Methadone is a way to come out of addiction  Redevelopment versus treatment  Geographical imaginations of the neighborhood  “Out of place” bodies-> they didn’t have meaning in this neighborhood  Seen as waste, “diseased”-> bodies hanging around on the streets; scaring people and such, and they were diseased and shouldn’t be there MENTAL ILLNESS AND ADDICTION  Majority of the work conducted in developed countries  Issues exist i
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