Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, vol.58, no.4, pp.1940-1948, 2022 (SCI-Expanded)
© 2021 Wiley Periodicals LLC.Aim: This study was carried out to investigate the internalized stigma and recovery levels of patients registered in a Community Mental Health Center (CMHC). Material and Methods: This descriptive study was completed with 230 psychiatric patients to a registered Community Mental Health Center is located in Turkey. Data were collected using a sociodemographic characteristics' form, the Internalized Stigma of Mental Illness Scale (ISMI), and the Maryland Assessment of Recovery in Serious Mental Illness (MARS). Results: A statistically significant negative relationship was found between total ISMI and MARS scores (p < 0.05). Conclusion: The internalized stigma and recovery levels of individuals diagnosed with mental illness registered at the CMHC were found to be normal.