Objective: This research project aims to evaluate the effectiveness of a destigmatized group intervention in promoting hope of recovery for adults with mental illness. Methods: A quasi-experimental research method was adopted. In addition to treatment as usual (TAU), the treatment group (n = 36) participated in a 10-session destigmatized group intervention, which was based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), while the control group (n = 42) received TAU. Standardized assessment tools were used for outcome assessment at the pretreatment and posttreatment periods. Results: The 2 × 2 repeated measures analysis of covariance demonstrated that participants who participated in the destigmatized group intervention experienced significantly fewer self-stigma and more hope of recovery. Additionally, multiple linear regression showed that the reduction of self-stigma predicted the promotion of hope of recovery. Conclusions: This study supports the effectiveness of the destigmatized group intervention, suggesting the importance of reducing self-stigma for facilitating recovery for adults with mental illness.
Scopus Subject Areas
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
- Sociology and Political Science
- cognitive behavioral therapy
- depressive symptoms
- destigmatized group intervention
- hope of recovery