Cultural understandings around the causes and impact of disability can lead to discrimination against people living with a disability and their carers. This, in turn, can stop people from accessing services for fear of facing their community’s disapproval.
This video explores shame and stigma associated with mental illnesses in the Croatian community. It provides examples of cultural perceptions and how they shape attitudes to and treatment of people with disabilities. It also highlights how important it is to openly talk about disability and mental health problems and to seek help and support.
This video is part of the Disability and Discrimination series produced by the Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health. (CEH). CEH offer a range of services and resources for health, community services and local government professionals as well as community members.
In English and Croatian.
For more information check the CEH Resource Hub.
Resource Type: Video