In the News

2019

 

April 26 – Professor Yanos presented on stigma research along with Dr. Patrick Corrigan from Illinois Institute of Technology and Dr. Clare Henderson from University College London and researchers from Universidad Computense de Madrid at the “Mental Illness Stigma: Researching for Change” meeting in Madrid

April 17 – Dr. Yanos discussed his book Written Off: Mental health stigma and the loss of human potential with Dr. Kim T. Mueser of Boston University’s Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Publications

  1. *Soomro, S. & Yanos, P. T. (2019). Predictors of mental health stigma among police officers: The role of trauma and PTSD. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 34, 175-183.

2018

 

Dr. Yanos hosted several book talks:

Dr. Yanos’ book was also reviewed online here

as well as here , and discussed at length here

Accomplishments and Awards

  • Dr. Yanos was awarded a “Scholarly Excellence Award” from John Jay College
  • Former lab member Lauren Gonzales (Doctoral Student) was hired to the faculty at Adelphi University (tenure-track assistant professor)
  • Former lab member Lauren Rubenstein (Master’s Student) was accepted to the PhD program in Clinical Psychology at Sam Houston State University
  • Joseph DeLuca (5th Year PhD Student) was awarded the “Psychologists in Public Service Student Award” by the American Psychological Association’s Division 18
  • Two MA theses were successfully defended (Sara Soomro and Lauren Rubenstein)

Conference Presentations

  • Dr. Yanos presented at the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association Conference in Denver, CO.
  • Joseph DeLuca  presented at the National Institute of Mental Health’s Mental Health Services Research Conference and the Virtual Ability Mental Health Symposium

Publications

  1. **O’Connor, L. K., *Pleskach, P., & Yanos, P. T. (2018). The experience of dual stigma and self-stigma among LGBTQ persons with severe mental illness.  American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 21, 167-187.
  2. **Chan, G., & Yanos, P. T. (2018). Media depictions and the priming of mental illness stigma. Stigma and Health, 3, 253-264.
  3. **O’Connor, L., Firmin, R., & Yanos, P. T. (2018). Correlates and Moderators of Stigma Resistance Among People with Severe Mental Illness. Psychiatry Research, 270, 198-204.
  4. **DeLuca, J., *Vaccaro, J., ****Seda, J., & Yanos, P. T. (2018). Political attitudes as predictors of the multiple dimensions of mental health stigma. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 64, 459-469.
  5. West, M. L., Mulay, A., **DeLuca, J. S., O’Donovan, K., & Yanos, P. T. (2018). Forensic psychiatric stigma and self-concept: Qualitative findings. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, 29, 574-596.
  6. **DeLuca, J. S., *Vaccaro, J., *Rudnik, A., **Graham, N., *Giannicchi, A., & Yanos, P. T. (2018). Sociodemographic predictors of sex offender stigma: How politics impact attitudes, social distance, and perceptions of sex offender recidivism. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 62, 2879-2896.
  7. **Vayshenker, B., **Deluca, J., ****Bustle, T., & Yanos, P. T. (2018). “As soon as people hear that word…”: Associative stigma among clinicians working with people with serious mental illness. Journal of Public Mental Health, 17, 20-28.
  8. **Gonzales, L., Yanos, P. T., Stefancic, A., Alexander, M. J., & Harney, B. (2018).  The role of neighborhood factors and community stigma in predicting community participation among persons with psychiatric disabilities. Psychiatric Services, 69, 76-83.
  9. Yanos, P. T., Stefancic, A., Alexander, M. J., **Gonzales, L., & Harney, B. (2018). Association between housing, personal capacity factors and community participation among persons with psychiatric disabilities. Psychiatry Research, 260, 300-306.

Research Project Updates

The following research projects were completed:

  • Mental Health Stigma among Law Enforcement Professionals (published)
  • Referral source to Assertive Community Treatment and the Therapeutic Relationship (data collected and being analyzed)
  • Mental health stigma among adolescents: Evaluation of a stigma program for adolescents (in collaboration with the National Alliance on Mental Illness [NAMI]) (data collected and being analyzed)
  • Survey of Mental Health Symptoms, Self-Awareness, and Stigma (data collected and being analyzed)

Current research projects ongoing within the lab (please contact us for more details):

  • Randomized Controlled Trial of Treatment for Internalized Stigma in Schizophrenia
  • Engagement Among People with Serious Mental Illness Being Released from Jail
  • Social Anxiety Stigma
  • Associative Stigma (data analysis)

2017

 

Dr. Yanos’ book, Written Off: Mental health stigma and the loss of human potential, is set to be released in January, 2018! More details here at Cambridge University Press

New publications in the Research Area of our website

Dr. Yanos, Joseph DeLuca (4th year PhD student), and Lauren O’Connor (3rd year PhD student) presented at the 8th International Stigma Conference

Dr. Yanos and Beth Vayshenker (5th year PhD student) spoke on Manhattan Neighborhood Network’s “Police State of Mind” panel.

Current research projects ongoing within the lab (please contact us for more details):

  • Randomized Controlled Trial of Treatment for Internalized Stigma in Schizophrenia
  • Mental Health Stigma among Law Enforcement Professionals
  • Referral source to Assertive Community Treatment and the Therapeutic Relationship
  • Mental health stigma among adolescents: Evaluation of a stigma reduction program for adolescents (in collaboration with the National Alliance on Mental Illness [NAMI])
  • Technology Assisted Peer Support (TAP) (for persons with SMI)

2016

 

Projects completed:

  • Determinants of Community Participation Among Persons with Psychiatric Disability
  • The relationship between political attitudes and various forms of stigma toward marginalized groups
  • Associative stigma among mental health professionals
  • Internalized stigma among people with mental illness who identify as LGBTQ+

Dr. Yanos named an Associate Editor of APA’s new journal, Stigma and Health

Dr. Yanos quoted in self.com’s piece, “There’s Absolutely Nothing to Be Ashamed Of If You Have Depression” 

Dr. Yanos asked to comment on a new report on stigma issued by the National Academy of Sciences in Clinical Psychiatry News (see p. 2)

Article on SMI, PTSD, and community participation being published in Comprehensive Psychiatry

Article on predictors of community stigma being published in Stigma and Health   

 

2015

 

We welcome Lauren O’Connor to MHRRL! (Fall 2015)

We have two new papers on mental illness microaggressions and one new paper on Assisted Outpatient Treatment [AOT] (Fall 2015). The MIMS-P scale can also now be found on our website.

We have several encyclopedia entries forthcoming (Fall 2015).

Several lab members have recently published articles in peer-reviewed journals (Spring 2015/Summer 2015)

  1. Yanos, P. T., Lucksted, A., Drapalski, A. L., Roe, D., & Lysaker, P. (2015). Interventions targeting mental health self-stigma: A review and comparison. Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 38, 171-178.
  2. West, M. L., Vayshenker, B., Rotter, M., & Yanos, P. T. (2015). The influence of mental illness and criminality self-stigmas and racial self-concept on outcomes in a forensic psychiatric sample. Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 38, 150-157.
  3. DeLuca, J. S., & Yanos, P. T. (2016). Managing the terror of a dangerous world: Political attitudes as predictors of mental health stigma. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 62, 21-30. doi:10.1177/0020764015589131

Joe DeLuca selected as a Dignity and Recovery Center Research Fellow via the Mental Health Association of San Francisco and California Mental Health Services Authority. He participated in pre-conference workshops at the “Together Against Stigma Conference” in San Francisco, CA, and will be working on developing and assessing an anti-stigma project for college campuses (February 2015)

2013

 

Dr. Yanos featured in John Jay’s Research News: “Psychology Professor Seeks to Aid Society’s ‘Most Stigmatized’” (Fall 2013)

NAMI on Campus’ Joe DeLuca and Amalia Rudnik featured in NAMI’s Newsletter for their In Our Own Voice Presentation at John Jay (Fall 2013)

Lab member (as well as previous National Alliance on Mental Illness [NAMI] on Campus Vice President and current MA student), Amalia Rudnik, featured on CUNY TV for a show entitled “Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Criminal Justice System” (Fall 2013)

Dr. Yanos quoted for his work on self-stigma in New York Times’ article “The Problem With How We Treat Bipolar Disorder” (April 2013)

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