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Biographical Sketch

Name

Jean Arnold

Position title

Co-founder and Chair, National Stigma Clearinghouse

Education/Training
Institution and Location Degree Year(s) Field of Study
Hunter College, New York City B.A. 1977 General Studies

A.  Positions and Honors

1985-1992    Chair, Public Awareness Committee, Alliance for the Mentally Ill of New York State

1992-present   Co-founder and Chair, National Stigma Clearinghouse

Awards and Honors

1995    Assembly Speaker’s Award, American Psychiatric Association

1996    Anti-Stigma Award, New York State Rehabilitation Services

2000    Public Education Award, New York State Association of Psycho-Social Rehabilitation

B.   Selected Publications

Reports

1995        Jean Arnold and Nora Weinerth. “Media Stereotypes of Mental Illnesses, Their Role in Promoting Stigma, and 
               Advocacy Efforts to Overcome Such Stereotypes and Stigma.”  Prepared for the Center for Mental Health Services. 
               Unpublished.  

1990-96    Jean Arnold and Nora Weinerth. “Reports to Participants of National Stigma Clearinghouse Network.”
                (A total of 664 examples of stigma were compiled and circulated to media watchers in 64 reports that were 
                issued from January1990 through September 1996.

Action Guide

2001        Jean Arnold and Nora Weinerth. “Challenging Stereotypes: an Action Guide.”  U.S. Department of 
                Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center 
                for Mental Health Services (SAMHSA/CMHS).

Articles

1987         Jean Arnold (aka Hobb). “Combating the Stigma of Mental Illness.” Newsletter, American Psychiatric Association,
                New York County District Branch.

1994        Jean Arnold. “A Clearinghouse Mobilizes Against Stigma.” The Journal of the California Alliance for 
                the Mentally Ill.

1996         John Monahan and Jean Arnold. “Violence by People with Mental Illness: a Consensus Statement of Advocates 
                and Researchers."  Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal 19(4).

2000        Jean Arnold.  “Torrey’s ‘facts’ on stigma are merely his opinions.” Letter to the Editor. Behavioral Healthcare
               Tomorrow (April issue).

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