June 2009 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 40 No. 6
COVER: At war with stigma
The military's war on stigma
Fearing for their careers, many service members keep quiet about their mental health problems—and their silent suffering is taking a toll on our military readiness. In response, the Defense Department has begun fighting stigma on several fronts.
Stigma: Alive and well
Despite decades of anti-stigma campaigns, people may be more fearful of those with mental illness than ever. New research, however, is pointing the way toward real progress.
Michael Rosmann's behavioral services company supports farmers and ranchers through troubling times.
Psychologist Terry Cline is charged with helping rebuild the Iraqi health system.
A law school symposium offers an opportunity for psychologists to reflect on the role of stigma within our own field.
In 1892, when APA members gathered for the first time, annual dues were $3 and hosting the entire convention cost $12.70.
A new program targets mental disorders in the developing world.
A growing number of psychotic patients believe they are the stars of reality TV shows.
To save money, universities are cutting back or even canceling sabbaticals. But some question whether the move is budget-based or image-focused.
Research suggests that parents fear that diagnoses such as depression or ADHD will stigmatize their children, and they may avoid treatment as a result.
Alan E. Kazdin and Patrick DeLeon will receive APA's highest honor.
As workplaces become increasingly age-diverse, psychologists are working to help people of all ages work together.
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS UPDATE
Treating tobacco dependence offers a unique opportunity to blend psychology science and practice.
ON YOUR BEHALF
What APA is doing for you?