The stigma associated with serious mental illness affects both persons with mental disorders and their families. Marjorie Baldwin, Professor of Economics at Arizona State University, has experienced that stigma as the parent of a son with schizophrenia, and has studied the impact of mental illness-related stigma in her research on employment discrimination against persons with disabilities. In this talk, Professor Baldwin draws on her personal experiences and her research to describe the negative stereotypes of mental illness that are the source of stigma and explain why the stereotypes should not define the lives of persons living with mental illness.
Marjorie L. Baldwin is a professor in the Department of Economics at the W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University. Professor Baldwin is a health economist with an international reputation for her research on employment discrimination against workers with disabilities—in particular, workers with mental disorders—and for her research on the costs and outcomes of work-related injuries.
Professor Baldwin is a prolific writer on the subject. She also authored Beyond Schizophrenia: Living and Working with a Serious Mental Illness. The book analyzes the barriers to employment encountered by the SMI population, from the dual perspectives of a health economist and a parent.
Professor Baldwin’s research has been supported by the National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, and the National Institute of Drug and Alcohol Abuse. She is currently principal investigator for a four-year study on disclosure of serious mental illness in the workplace, sponsored by NIMH.
Professor Baldwin is a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance, the American Society of Health Economists, the National Alliance on Mental Illness and serves on the National Advisory Mental Health Council for NIMH.
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