Self‐stigma and the “why try” effect: Impact on life goals and evidence‐based practices.
Corrigan, P. W., Larson, J. E., & Ruesch, N. (2009). World Psychiatry, 8(2), 75-81.
Many individuals with mental illnesses are troubled by self-stigma and the subsequent processes that accompany this stigma: low self-esteem and self-efficacy. “Why try” is the overarching phenomenon of interest here, encompassing self-stigma, mediating processes, and their effect on goal-related behavior. Read article here.