In the News


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 an anti-stigma program for adolescents (in collaboration with the National Alliance on Mental Illness [NAMI])
  • Technology Assisted Peer Support (TAP) (for persons with SMI)


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’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   



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)


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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