Results Part 4 – Social, Cultural & Religion

Does your family know about your diagnosis?

Yes = 63.5%

Some of them = 33.8%

No = 1.4%

Not applicable = 1.4%

How did they take the news?

Well = 18.3%

Ok = 54.9%

Poor = 16.9%

Badly = 9.9%

Did you lose contact with any family because of your diagnosis?

Yes many = 9.7%

Yes some = 13.9%

Yes a few = 6.9%

No = 69.4%

Do your friends know about your diagnosis?

Yes = 28.4%

Some = 60.8%

No = 5.4%

Not applicable = 5.4%

How did they take the news?

Well = 27.3%

Ok = 51.5%

Poor = 18.2%

Badly = 3.0%

Did you lose any friends?

Yes many = 19.7%

Yes some = 31.8%

Yes a few = 10.6%

No = 37.9%

Did you make any friends?

Yes = 42.3%

No = 57.7%

Do you regret telling people?

Yes = 15.7%

Yes – family = 0.0%

Yes – friends = 7.1%

Yes – work = 14.3%

No = 62.9%

Do you have religious beliefs?

Christianity – Protestant = 11.1%

Christianity – Catholicism = 2.8%

Christianity – Other = 8.3%

Buddhism = 2.8%

Other = 12.5%

No = 63.9%

Regarding your religion, do you feel your needs were met?

Yes = 57.1%

No = 42.9%

Would you have liked more contact with the appropriate head of your faith? (e.g. priest or cleric etc)

Yes = 39.3%

No = 60.7%

Do you feel there is a lot of stigma (bad views) about mental health in your community?

Yes = 89.0%

No = 11.0%

Do you feel there is enough being done to combat stigma in your community?

Yes = 11.6%

No = 88.4%

What do you think would help combat stigma?

Storylines in tv shows = 46.5%

Positive newspaper articles = 83.1%

Interviews with celebrities with a mental health diagnosis = 64.8%

Larger advertising campaigns = 64.8%

Education of key members of your community = 80.3%

Proceed to next section – Legal & Employment

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