Patrick Corrigan (writer)

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Patrick Corrigan is a US-based author and advocate for people with a mental illness, particularly in relation to the issue of stigma. He has written more than ten books and more than 300 papers specialising in issues related to mental illness.[1] In 1998, Corrigan was added to the Who's Who of the World.[2] Corrigan resides in Northern Illinois.

Professional life[edit]

Since 1992, Corrigan has been on the faculty at the University of Chicago and also serves as an investigator for the Chicago Consortium for Stigma Research.[3] Corrigan is currently on the faculty at Illinois Institute of Technology.[4]

One of his most noted books is "Don't Call Me Nuts : Coping with the Stigma of Mental Illness", which discusses many issues relating to mental illness including the issue of indiscriminate disclosure.[5] More recently, he has edited "On the Stigma of Mental Illness: Practical strategies for research and social change"[6] which illustrated perspectives from a wide variety of sources, including people with a mental illness, to look at practical affirmative action tactics that can be used to fight against stigma.