Conference Program & Schedule

Below is a draft of the conference activities from June 3–5

Conference Agenda

10:00–15:00: Global Alliance Against Stigma Meeting (by invitation) (Lögberg 101)

13:00–15:00: Registration (Háskólatorg)

14:00–15:15: Parallel Sessions

Media and Stigma (Lögberg 102)

(14:00–14:15) 138: When anti-stigma efforts backfire: leveraging asymmetry in public communication about diathesis-stress among U.S.-Based Latinx populations to examine its impact on stigma. Presented by Melissa DuPont-Reyes.

(14:15–14:30) 156: … and is there no new thing under the sun? Retrospective study on the presence of stigmatizing articles in two Italian newspapers during the period 2006-2021.. Presented by Luca Pingani.

(14:30–14:45) 188: Co-Design and Evaluation of the Australian stigma-themed podcast ‘On the Same Wavelength’. Presented by Chris Groot, Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, The University of Melbourne.

(14:45–15:00) 186: Evidence-based design and implementation of a social marketing campaign with social contact to address stigma associated with substance use and support for harm reduction in rural Indiana. Presented by Ashley F Railey.

(15:00–15:15) 176: Taking a partnership approach with the media to improve mental health reporting and social media discussions in Kenya. Presented by Rosemary Gathara, Erla Mangusdottir, Sue Baker.

Narratives and Stigma (Háskólatorg 103)

(14:00–14:15) 214: Multi-media Storytelling to Reduce Stigma in Hong Kong . Presented by Carol Liang.

(14:15–14:30) 128: Stigma Reduction Led by People with Lived Experience and Caregivers: Mental Health Impact Generation Training Programme. Presented by Ella Zoe Tsang.

(14:30–14:45) 117: Stigmatisation of the LGBTQ community in Uganda.. Presented by Jerome Lukwago .

(14:45–15:00) 145: My experience fighting stigma. Presented by Guadalupe Morales Cano.

(15:00–15:15) 189: Session Extended Discussion.

Suicide and Stigma (Háskólatorg 102)

(14:00–14:15) 130: A web-based pilot randomized controlled trial to test the efficacy of education and contact-based interventions in reducing public suicide stigma. Presented by Nathalie Oexle.

(14:15–14:30) 132: Suicide stigma in Jewish communities in the United States. Presented by Limor Smith, MSW, MS.

(14:30–14:45) 184: Examining how Individual Perceptions, Beliefs about the Etiology, and Personal Responsibility Influence Suicide Stigma in Ghana. Presented by Limor Smith, MSW, MS.

(14:45–15:00) 187: Comparing Suicide Related Stigma Among Mexican-Americans and Mexicans. Presented by Limor Smith, MSW, MS.

15:25–16:40: Parallel Session & Symposium

GASA Student Presentation (Lögberg 101)

(15:25–16:40) GASA Student Presentation (open to all).

Meaning making in Stigma (Háskólatorg 103)

(15:25–15:40) 134: Stigmatization of persons with disabilities in the perspective of limited capacity: deconstructing social security, justice and health care systems. Presented by Rasa Geniene, Kornelija Krutulytė.

(15:40–15:55) 177: Medication-related stigma: a grounded theory. Presented by Melissa Ceuterick.

(15:55–16:10) 211: Exploration of Buddhist-derived psychological concepts on social justice promotion: equanimity, self compassion and mindfulness . Presented by Florence Sum Yu Ho, Emily Wing Yi Lau.

(16:10–16:25) 245: Qualitative Exploration of Stigma and Its Impact on Mental Health Service Utilization: The Perspective of Clinical Psychologists in the Primary Health Care System (Puskesmas), Indonesia.. Presented by Lely Safrina.

(16:25–16:40) 111: Nōku te Ao: Sovereignty of the Māori mind - Indigenous experiences of mental health stigma & discrimination . Presented by Shaquille Graham.

Symposium: Storytelling (Háskólatorg 102)

(15:25–16:40) 113: This Is My Brave: Storytelling Saves Lives. Presented by Kristin Kosyluk.

16:50–18:05: Parallel Session & Symposium

Social Connection & Stigma (Lögberg 101)

(16:50–17:05) 129: The Effect of Online Psychoeducation and Online Contact through Recovery Stories on Stigma Reduction: Compassion, Nonattachment, and Interconnectedness as Moderators. Presented by Amanda C. M. Li.

(17:05–17:20) 180: Scotland’s progress in increasing lived experience involvement in anti stigma and wider mental health and wellbeing developments. Presented by Gordon Johnston.

(17:20–17:35) 208: Reducing mental illness stigma through interconnectedness: A Buddhist psychological approach on stigma reduction . Presented by Ben C. L. Yu.

(17:35–17:50) 217: Training and supporting people with lived experience to tackle stigma across contexts (Kenya and Catalonia) by increasing confidence and skills and reducing self-stigma . Presented by Rosemary Gathara, Erla Mangusdottir, Sue Baker.

(17:50–18:05) Session Extended Discussion.

Power in Stigma (Háskólatorg 103)

(16:50–17:05) 122: Unveiling Stigma: Maternal Struggles and Institutional Decisions in the Context of Child Removal from Mothers with Intellectual and Psychosocial Disabilities. Presented by Eglė Šumskienė.

(17:05–17:20) 148: ‘Concept creep’ in perceptions of mental illness: Experimental findings and possible implications for the stigma of mental illness. Presented by Sven Speerforck.

(17:20–17:35) 183: The stigmatisation of patients with a migration background suffering from depression in Belgian general practices - A critical discourse analysis. Presented by Camille Wets.

(17:35–17:50) 234: Breaking down bias: A comparative analysis of general public and police officer attitudes toward mental illness. Presented by Therese L. Todd.

(17:50–18:05) 235: Responding to crisis: The intersection of police officer bias toward mental illness, police culture, and mental health encounters. Presented by Therese L. Todd.

Symposium: Multidimensional Identities Guiding Internalized Stigma Resilience Interventions (Háskólatorg 102)

(16:50–18:05) 153: Multidimensional Identities Guiding Internalized Stigma Resilience Interventions. Presented by Alicia Lucksted.

18:15–20:15: Welcome Reception and Poster Session (Háskólatorg)

(18:15–19:15) 149: Development and evaluation of an e-learning program to reduce suicide stigma among general practitioners. Presented by Lea Mayer.

(18:15–19:15) 159: Barriers and Facilitators of Positive Behaviour Support in a Medium Secure Unit: How do Frontline Staff Experience Supporting Patients with Intellectual Disabilities?. Presented by James Dennis.

(18:15–19:15) 165: Stigma and Social Support in Suicide Bereavement: A Mixed-Methods Study. Presented by Franziska Marek.

(18:15–19:15) 166: Structural stigma's impact on mental health-related legislation. Presented by David Conley, PhD, MSW.

(18:15–19:15) 171: Cash Transfers Program a strategy to minimize mental health problems among vulnerable Brazilian youth at risk of multiple stigma. Presented by Cristiane Silvestre de Paula.

(18:15–19:15) 189: Delivering an Anti-Stigma Marketing Campaign Across Four Nations (UK): Lessons Learnt and Results Achieved. Presented by Lowri Jones.

(18:15–19:15) 194: Self-compassion, help-seeking stigma, and help-seeking intention among healthcare and non-healthcare students. Presented by Floria H. N. Chio.

(18:15–19:15) 228: From Taboo to Transformation: Navigating Mental Health Stigma in the Pakistani American Community . Presented by Sheharyar Hussain.

(18:15–19:15) 231: The Role of Stigma in Help-Seeking for ‘Memory Loss' by Older Adults in India: Patient, Caregiver and Health Provider Perspectives . Presented by Denise Burnette.

(18:15–19:15) 243: ”Now they think, that I’m not professional…” - Mental health professionals disclosing lived experiences of being mental health service users to colleagues and current service users. Presented by Karina Stjernegaard.

(18:15–19:15) 246: Criminalizing Mental Distress: Chronic Nuisance Ordinances' Disparate Impact on People Experiencing Mental Health Crises. Presented by Jeff Ciak.

08:00–10:00: Registration (Háskólatorg)

09:00–10:15: Plenary: Setting the Landscape (Háskólatorg 102)

10:30–11:00: Coffee break (Háskólatorg)

11:00–12:15: Plenary: Stigma in Iceland (Háskólatorg 102)

12:30–13:45: Lunch provided (Háskólatorg)

13:45–15:00: Parallel Session & Symposium

Stigma in the Caring Professions 1 (Lögberg 101)

(13:45–14:00) 125: Mental illness stigma and its influential factors among psychiatrists in China. Presented by Xinyi Zhao.

(14:00–14:15) 155: "It went pear-shaped": evaluation of the impact of the integrated curricular course in psychiatry on medical students as a tool to combat stigma in mental health". Presented by Luca Pingani.

(14:15–14:30) 161: Understanding and Addressing the Impact of Stigma by Association on the Mental Health Nursing Workforce in Scotland. Presented by Dr Bridey Rudd.

(14:30–14:45) 170: Correlates of psychosis stigma among mental health trainees and initial effectiveness of a clinical knowledge & stigma reduction program. Presented by Joseph S. DeLuca, Ph.D..

(14:45–15:00) Session Extended Discussion.

Self-stigmatization 1 (Lögberg 102)

(13:45–14:00) 103: Development of a New 4-session Program to Reduce Internalized Stigma and Increase Stigma Resilience. Presented by Alicia Lucksted.

(14:00–14:15) 226: Trialogic co-design to improve physical healthcare for people with lived experience of mental illness: The COMITMENT Project. Presented by Christopher Tupy.

(14:15–14:30) 247: Check Up from The Neck Up: Incorporating Mental Health Screenings into Annual Physicals for Elite Performers . Presented by Dr. Sara Hickmann.

(14:30–14:45) 209: Don’t stop me now (DSMN): a sports-based intervention aiming to decrease self-stigma and to stimulate participation in early psychosis. Presented by Marieke Pijnenborg.

(14:45–15:00) Session Extended Discussion.

Symposium: Honest. Open, Proud (Háskólatorg 103)

(13:45–15:00) 114: The effectiveness of Honest, Open, Proud to reduce stigma stress and self-stigma: New evidence from 5 RCTs. Presented by K. Amanda Maranzan.

Measuring Stigma (Háskólatorg 102)

(13:45–14:00) 142: Measuring mental illness stigma in Scotland: The Scottish Mental Illness Stigma Study (SMISS). Presented by Dr Bridey Rudd.

(14:00–14:15) 201: Using national survey data to influence policy and practice change. Presented by Wendy Halliday.

(14:15–14:30) 242: Measurement of experienced discrimination in the INDIGO partnership: Development, validation and implementation of the DISCUS scale . Presented by Ioannis Bakolis .

(14:30–14:45) 250: Changes in stigma and recognition of own mental health problems before and after the Covid-19 pandemic: analyses of repeated cross-sectional studies . Presented by Petr Winkler.

(14:45–15:00) Session Extended Discussion.

15:10–16:25: Parallel Session & Symposium

Symposium: Narrative Enhancement & Cognitive Therapy (Lögberg 101)

(15:10–16:25) 210: Adaptation and Dissemination of Narrative Enhancement and Cognitive Therapy for Self-Stigma in Diverse International Settings: The NECT-Global Initiative. Presented by Philip Yanos, Daniel Abrams, Julien Dubreucq, and Antonio Lasalvia.

Impact of Anti-stigma Campaigns (Lögberg 102)

(15:10–15:25) 232: Shatterproof's Unshame Campaign: A Movement to End Addiction Stigma. Presented by Ashley Seybold.

(15:25–16:10) 220: Hum Bolenge: Development of a New Approach to Eroding Psychiatric Stigma in Pakistan. Presented by Jessie Bussières-Parenteau.

(15:40–15:54) 154: #DoYourShare to Curb Mental Health Stigma .

Symposium: Empowering communities: strengths-based approaches to stigma reduction (Háskólatorg 103)

(15:10–16:25) 105: Tackling stigma in the news: New Australian guidelines and education intervention for media reporting on mental illness and crime. Presented by Dr Anna Ross.

(15:10–16:25) 106: Evaluating the impact of Australia's StigmaWatch Program on Media Portrayals of Suicide and Mental Illness. Presented by Dr Anna Ross.

(15:10–16:25) 107: Reducing stigma and discrimination towards people with complex mental illness: National consultations. Presented by Nicola Reavley.

(15:10–16:25) 104: Impact of supportive behaviour towards people with mental ill-health . Presented by Amy Morgan.

National Stigma reduction efforts (Háskólatorg 102)

(15:10–15:25) 151: Bringing Lived Experience to National Policy Making. Presented by Louise Hornbøll, Pernille Petersen.

(15:25–15:40) 150: Integration of the established national anti-stigma program ONE OF US in Danish government structure . Presented by Anja Kare Vedelsby and Giuseppe Øllgaard Parlatore.

(15:40–15:55) 163: Changing the stigma toward mental illness? Public attitudes toward depression and schizophrenia in Iceland in 2006 and 2023. Presented by Jón Gunnar Bernburg.

(15:55–16:10) 179: Stop Stigma Together: Our Grand Challenge in the U.S.A.. Presented by Glen E. Kreiner.

(16:05–16:20) 196: A Situational Analysis of Mental Health Stigma and Service Provision in Mainland China: Challenges and Opportunities for Policy Change. Presented by Wufang Zhang.

16:25–16:50: Coffee break (Háskólatorg)

16:50–18:05: Parallel Session & Symposium

Stigma in the Caring Professions 3 (Lögberg 101)

(16:50–17:05) 119: Structural Stigma in Healthcare: A Novel eLearning Course. Presented by Nitika Chunilall M.Sc., PMP, CHE; Dr. Javeed Sukhera.

(17:05–17:20) 120: Dismantling Structural Stigma in Healthcare – A Theory of Change to Inform Practical Stigma Reduction in Healthcare Organizations. Presented by Javeed Sukhera.

(17:20–17:35) 199: Tackling Stigma within Healthcare Settings in Wales, UK. Presented by Rachelle Bright.

(17:35–17:50) 157: Understanding the perspectives of mental healthcare providers at multiple levels of health systems on stigma reduction initiatives involving people with lived experiences in Nepal. Presented by Bhawana Subedi.

(17:50–18:05) 197: Overcoming stigma by connecting with lived experience in medical education and health care training. Presented by Ulla Lindgren.

Self-stigmatization 2 (Lögberg 102)

(16:50–17:05) 102: Exploring Self-Stigmatization Among Individuals in Forensic Care. Presented by Maria Schröder-Best.

(17:05–17:20) 140: Internalized Stigma among People with Severe Mental Illness: A Study in Rural China. Presented by Tianming Zhang.

(17:20–17:35) 172: Stigma in Relationships for People Living with Co-occurring Schizophrenia and Substance Use Disorders. Presented by Beth Hobern.

(17:35–17:50) 206: Internalised Stigma in First-episode Psychosis and its relationship with Recovery and Wellbeing: a 10-year Follow-up study. Presented by Carmen Simonsen.

Symposium: The Stigma of Mental Illness: Discrimination from Within and Outside the Medical Profession (Háskólatorg 103)

(16:50–17:05) 193: Attitudes of psychiatrists towards people with mental illness: a cross-sectional, multicentre study of stigma in 32 European countries. Presented by Dorottya Őri.

(17:05–17:20) 238: Stigma within the profession : research and lived experience reflections from the UK. Presented by Shevonne Matheiken.

(17:20–17:35) 239: Stigma, shame and doctor suicides - findings and learning from Churchill fellowship. Presented by Ananta Dave.

(17:35–17:50) 240: Honest Open Proud for Mental Health Professional- supporting disclosure decisions and actions. Presented by Katrina Scior.

(17:50–18:20) Comment by Prof. N. Sartorius. Presented by Norman Sartorius.

Campaigns to Reduce Stigma at State and National Levels (Háskólatorg 102)

(16:50–17:05) 200: Mental illness stigma in England: What happened after Time to Change? . Presented by Amy Ronaldson.

(17:05–17:20) 213: Austria’s multi-strategic approach to destigmatization. Presented by Christopher Tupy, Alexandra Puhm.

(17:20–17:35) 219: Tackling mental health stigma in small island communities - the British Virgin Islands and Bermuda. Presented by Virginia Rubaine, Anna Neilson-Williams.

(17:35–17:50) 223: The New York State Office of Mental Health Strategic Plan for Mental Health Stigma Reduction. Presented by Karin Wagner.

(17:50–18:05) Session Extended Discussion.

08:00–10:00: Registration (Háskólatorg)

09:00–10:15: Plenary: Scaling Up Change (Háskólatorg 102)

10:30–11:00: Coffee break (Háskólatorg)

11:00–12:15: Plenary: Future directions on policy research and programming (Háskólatorg 102)

12:30–13:45: Lunch provided (Háskólatorg)

13:45–15:00: Parallel Session & Symposium

Youth & Family 1 (Lögberg 101)

(13:45–14:00) 126: Formative Work for a Digital Intervention: Using a Community-Engaged Approach to Gather Adolescent Input on Mental Health Stigma . Presented by Lynn E. Fiellin.

(14:00–14:15) 182: The influence of caregiver attitudes and socioeconomic group on formal and informal mental health service use among youth. Presented by Sara Evans-Lacko.

(14:15–14:30) 195: Digital mental health services may be more acceptable to individuals with family face concern and interdependent stigma than face-to-face mental health services: Findings from four cultures. Presented by Winnie W. S. Mak.

(14:30–14:45) 248: Project ‘WeARTolerance’: Exploring the Effects of an Arts-Based Intervention on Youth Mental Health Stigma. Presented by Leonor Pereira da Costa.

(14:45–15:00) Session Extended Discussion.

Gender & Sexuality & Stigma (Lögberg 102)

(13:45–14:00) 110: Psychotic White Men and Depressed Black Women? Racialized and Gendered Implications of Mental Health Terminology. Presented by Amy L Johnson.

(14:00–14:15) 152: Structural stigma and LGBTQ+ health: A review of quantitative studies and discussion of future directions. Presented by Micah R. Lattanner, PhD.

(14:15–14:30) 168: Understanding the experience of mental health self-disclosure within a UK Gender Identity Clinic. Presented by Matthew Knight.

(14:30–14:45) 190: Gendered Interactions: The Impact of Gender on Desire for Social Distance . Presented by Emily Ekl.

(14:45–15:00) Session Extended Discussion.

Symposium: Indigo Partnership (Háskólatorg 103)

(13:45–15:00) 164: Indigo Partnership: a multi-level strategy to reduce stigma in global mental health . Presented by Petra Gronholm.

Symposium: Narrative Enhancement & Cognitive Therapy (Háskólatorg 102)

(13:45–15:00) 210: Adaptation and Dissemination of Narrative Enhancement and Cognitive Therapy for Self-Stigma in Diverse International Settings: The NECT-Global Initiative. Presented by Philip Yanos, Daniel Abrams, Julien Dubreucq, and Antonio Lasalvia.

15:10–16:25: Parallel Session & Symposium

Youth & Family 2 (Lögberg 101)

(15:10–15:25) 135: How does anti-transgender stigma affect transgender youth and their siblings? Findings from the northeastern US. Presented by Eli G. Godwin.

(15:25–15:40) 207: Yuva Spandana - first ever community based youth mental health promotion program in India - findings from the past 10 years. Presented by Dr Pradeep Banandur.

(15:40–15:55) 222: Empowering Asian American Adolescents for Mental Health Anti-stigma: Protocol for a Mixed Methods Study. Presented by Wenhua Lu.

(15:55–16:25) Session Extended Discussion.

Workplace Stigma 1 (Lögberg 102)

(15:10–15:25) 137: Stigma and Others’ Recommendations for Care: Examining the Role of Stigma in the Public’s Cultural Toolbox in the Global North and Global South. Presented by Elizabeth Anderson.

(15:25–15:40) 158: Perceived barriers and facilitators to mental health help-seeking in adult ethnic minoritised groups: A Systematic Review. Presented by Matthew Knight.

(15:40–15:55) 202: See Me in Work: Supporting employers to act to end mental health stigma and discrimination. Presented by Wendy Halliday.

(15:55–16:10) 162: Do gender and nationality matter for stigmatization? Icelander´s evaluation of a person experiencing different types of mental illness. Presented by Kari Kristinsson.

(16:10–16:25) 169: Innovations in Workplace Mental Health: A Comprehensive Approach to Psychological Health and Safety Management Systems. Presented by Tiana Field-Ridley.

Symposium: National Efforts in Australia, Scotland, and Canada (Háskólatorg 103)

(15:10–16:25) 108: Lessons learned through collaborative research to understand mental illness stigma across Australia, Scotland, and Canada. . Presented by Dr Chris Groot.

16:25–16:50: Coffee break (Háskólatorg)

16:50–18:05: Parallel Session & Symposium

Racial and Ethnic Intersections of Stigma (Lögberg 101)

(16:50–17:05) 131: Assessing public stigma toward mood disorders within the United States Jewish community: The influence of age and gender . Presented by Limor Smith, MSW, MS.

(17:05–17:20) 136: Stigma of Mental Illness in China: Exploring the Intersectional Effects of Disorder, Ethnicity and Gender. Presented by Guangquan Shen.

(17:20–17:35) 178: Mental health stigma among ethnic minority and majority adolescents: The role of causal attributions. Presented by Lies Saelens.

(17:35–17:50) 227: Intersectionality and Stigma: Unraveling the Absence of Individual Sociodemographic Characteristics on Stigma. Presented by Brandy Smith .

(17:50–18:05) 229: Can ethnic, racial, and linguistic minorities reporting social stigma increase their patient activation and mental health service use after participating in a psychoeducation intervention?. Presented by Margarita Alegría.

Workplace Stigma 2 (Lögberg 102)

(16:50–17:05) 160: Responding to Experienced and Anticipated Discrimination(READ MH) among Mental Health Professionals: Feasibility study at a Mental Health Tertiary Care Centre in Bengaluru, India. Presented by Santosh Loganathan.

(17:05–17:20) 185: Mental health status and employment trends in the United States: have these changed for good?. Presented by Sara Evans-Lacko.

(17:20–17:35) 221: "How Addiction Hurts Job Opportunities: Addiction Characteristics and Workplace Discrimination of People with Substance Use Disorders". Presented by Megan E. Bolton.

(17:35–17:50) 236: Self-stigma and job-search self-efficacy in a sample of unemployed, psychologically distressed individuals: Boundary conditions of the “why try” effect. Presented by Nicolas Rüsch.

(17:50–18:05) Session Extended Discussion.

Symposium: Stigma and the Workplace (Háskólatorg 103)

(16:50–18:05) 192: Stigma and the workplace. Presented by K. Amanda Maranzan.

Diagram of conference activities. Monday, June 3, GASA meeting, 10 am to 3 pm. Registration opens at 1pm. Parallel sessions from 2pm to 3:30 and parallel sessions and symposia from 3:45 to 6. Welcome reception and poster session from 6:15 to 8:15 pm. Tuesday and Wednesday have the same schedule, breakfast on your own and registration from 8 to 9. Plenaries from 9 to 10.15. A coffee break until 11. Plenaries and symposia from 11 to 12:15. Lunch provided from 12:30 to 1:45. Parallel sessions and symposia from 1:45 to 16:30. Coffee break until 5. Then, parallel sessions and symposia from 5 to 6:15. Full breakdowns are provided in the accordion below.