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  Numerals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In the Milesian scheme, the sixth letter of the alphabet, standing for 6, is the digamma—just as its Latin equivalent F is the sixth letter of the Latin alphabet.
The stigma ligature survived the rejection of ligatures in the 18th century, and was in common use in Greece in the early 19th century.
For archaic letters, the case for an uppercase/lowercase is clear: the letters are fully alphabetic, and are subject to titlecase capitalisation as initials of either proper names or the beginnings of sentences.
ptolemy.tlg.uci.edu /~opoudjis/unicode/numerals.html   (3758 words)

  
  Stigma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
One of the apertures of the gill of an ascidian, and of Amphioxus.
Stigma (anatomy), a small spot, mark, scar, or a minute hole; applied especially to a spot on the outer surface of a Graafian follicle, and to spots of intercellular substance in scaly epithelium, or to minute holes in such spots.
Stigma (pathology), a red speck upon the skin, produced either by the extravasation of blood, as in the bloody sweat characteristic of certain varieties of religious ecstasy, or by capillary congestion, as in the case of drunkards.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Stigma   (472 words)

  
 Digamma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Digamma (upper case Ϝ, lower case ϝ) is an archaic letter of the Greek alphabet, used primarily as a Greek numeral.
However, in medieval and modern usage, the numeral has normally been written in the graphic form of a stigma (Ϛ, ϛ), which historically is completely distinct from digamma; it is a medieval ligature of sigma and tau.
Digamma, like Y, derives from the Phoenician letter Waw, and in its turn gave rise to the Roman letter F.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Digamma_(letter)   (343 words)

  
 RFA-TW-03-001: STIGMA AND GLOBAL HEALTH RESEARCH PROGRAM
Stigma, when applied to health conditions, is a globally pervasive problem threatening psychological and physical health at the individual and group level.
The poor treatment of an individual because of the stigma of the condition itself, or of another aspect of that individual"s being or position in society (such as gender, race, sexual orientation or socio-economic status), leads to poor outcomes and perpetuates other adverse health, social and economic consequences for the individual, their families and communities.
In the case of infectious disease (for example, sexually transmitted diseases), stigma and discrimination related to the mode of transmission and preexisting attitudes towards some affected individuals can lead to fear of disclosure, inadequate and inappropriate treatment of all affected, and the further spread of a disease which might otherwise be contained.
grants.nih.gov /grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-TW-03-001.html   (4826 words)

  
 Dze
The origin of Glagolitic letter "dzelo" is unclear, however, the Cyrillic Ѕ is probably derived in some way from the Greek letter "Ϛ" (stigma), which had the same numerical value (6), and was similar in pronunciation (in Greek, in Slavic).
Thus the homoglyphic traits of the Cyrillic Ѕ and Latin S are largely coincidental, although the letters are distantly related: the Latin letter originates directly from the Greek sigma (Σ), whereas the Cyrillic letter originates from the pair of letters Στ (upper case) στ (lower case).
The initial sound of the letter S in Old Church Slavonic was a soft or, which often became a sound in modern Russian, as in мъноѕи (), по ноѕѣ (), and растрьѕати ().
www.homestayfinder.com /Dictionary.aspx?q=Dze   (444 words)

  
 RNW: Stigma
In Stigma, a series of four programmes, we look at four mental or neurological conditions which over the years have been stigmatised: manic depression, Tourette's sydrome, synaesthesia and schizophrenia.
My letter B is the colour of a fl sheep in England on an overcast day.
The letter C  is the colour of  Caribbean waters in the shallows and  Z is like the colour of beautiful light ale." - Carol Steen.
www.radionetherlands.nl /features/science/030112stigma.html   (574 words)

  
 [B-Greek] Stigma and Digamma   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Concerning stigma: Stigma is a "ligature", a combination of sigma and tau, as used in (minuscle) manuscripts and early printed editions of Greek texts, even until the 19th century.
There is little difference between the stigma and the sigma we use at the end of Greek words.
In Byzantine times the letter was named stigma, after the ligature for ST. In minuscles it was written as the stigma or the end-sigma.
lists.ibiblio.org /pipermail/b-greek/2004-July/030696.html   (627 words)

  
 STIGMA | | Dictionary & Translation by Babylon
Social stigma, a "mark of infamy or disgrace; sign of moral blemish; stain or reproach caused by dishonorable conduct; reproachful characterization" (Webster, 1913).
Een stigma is een schandvlek of brandmerk dat aan een bepaald persoon wordt gekoppeld.
Een stigma kan ook een vooroordeel zijn dat leeft bij een bevolkingsgroep.
www.babylon.com /definition/STIGMA/All   (508 words)

  
 Ordering   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The latter issue is easier, since the non-Attic letters already have canonical positions thanks to their erstwhile positions as numerals (and lexica reflect this where they do not conflate non-Attic letters with extant letters, as is usually the case with koppa, san, and sampi): the ordering is
Ligatures canonical or not, to the extent that they belong in Unicode at all, would presumably sort as their expanded counterparts: even if a stigma were left as is in the word in an index (which is doubtful), it would sort under sigma tau.
The Greek letters new to Unicode 4.0 have not yet been incorporated into DUCET, but where they will go is mostly predictable: numeric koppa will sort after archaic koppa, reverse epsilon symbol after lunate epsilon symbol, capital theta symbol after capital theta, capital lunate sigma after lowercase lunate sigma, san before both koppas.
www.tlg.uci.edu /~opoudjis/unicode/unicode_ordering.html   (1370 words)

  
 Mood Disorders Society of Canada
The experience of stigma is not unique to those suffering from mental illnesses, their families and caregivers.
Stigma causes serious economic, health and social consequences to consumers, patients, families and caregivers as well as to society at large.
Through research we will have a greater understanding of the phenomenon of stigma, be able to develop and test models that explain why it occurs, and to evaluate approaches that will lessen its harmful impact.
www.mooddisorderscanada.ca /Stigma/workshopinformation.htm   (409 words)

  
 The Greek Alphabet and Isopsephia > Jesus8880
Each letter had two built in attributes, a root number and a corresponding power of ten.
Letters were strung together and the reader mentally added up the total.
The symbolism of the "8-8-8" pattern of numbers in the Greek alphabet and the "888" number value of Jesus was immediately recognized by the earliest Christians.
www.jesus8880.com /chapters/gematria/greek-alphabet.htm   (649 words)

  
 © POL.it: LETTER FROM UK - APRIL 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The aim of the campaign was to increase the understanding of mental illness amongst the general public and professionals and therefore help reducing the stigma of mental illness.
In two previous public opinion surveys in the UK 80% of the population agreed with the statement "most people are embarrassed by mentally ill people", and 30% saying "I am embarrassed by people with mental illness" (Huxley, 1993).
The temptation to leave the task of challenging stigma and discrimination to the Royal College is high, however the possibility of bringing about definitive change is probably low.
www.priory.com /ital/fromuk4e.htm   (631 words)

  
 Mental illness and stigma: Coping with the ridicule - MayoClinic.com
Stigma is painful and shaming, but you can both cope with it and combat it.
Stigma also leads to social distancing, in which people refuse to rent rooms to someone with a mental illness, don't want them as neighbors or co-workers, and won't befriend them.
Because stigma can lead to social isolation, it's important to stay in touch with family and friends who are understanding.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/mental-health/MH00076   (1478 words)

  
 AASP - Stop the Stigma Campaign -- Letter to Justice Charles Z. Smith
Beeston (1997) 940 P.2d 642, 668, in which you expressed your concern "over the perpetuation of the offensive term ‘illegitimate’ in referring to a child born to parents not married to each other." You suggested that other words can convey the same meaning but in a way that is less demeaning to children.
Enclosed is a letter I received from Judge Ira J. Raab, chair of that organization’s resolutions committee.
The purpose of this letter is to request you to submit such a resolution to the resolutions committee of the American Judges Association.
www.unmarriedamerica.org /stop-stigma-smith-letter.htm   (392 words)

  
 Congressman Pete Stark
In their letter to the Council on Bioethics Chair Leon Kass, Stark, Kennedy and the 17 other House members write, “One of the stiffest barriers to care is the deep-seated stigma associated with mental illness.
It is therefore of particular concern that during a number of its sessions, the Council reinforced damaging stereotypes and the stigma that threatens the health of many.
The President has recognized the great importance of overcoming the stigma attached to mental illness: “Political leaders, health care professionals, and all Americans must understand and send this message: mental disability is not a scandal – it is an illness.
www.house.gov /stark/news/108th/bioethics.htm   (759 words)

  
 Charity Salaries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
These slaves were forced to wear a stigma introduced into their skin so that their owners could be identified.
A married woman who became pregnant while her husband was in England, she was denounced as an adulteress and forced to wear the letter A on all her clothes.
They are so old that the stigma imposed on them by the American Jewish community cannot be reversed, so that we can say with confidence that the survivors were never welcome here and that to the end they are viewed as an opprobrium or people who bring disgrace on the natives.
www.jbuff.com /c120904.htm   (916 words)

  
 spiked-central | Letter | Self-harm
Also because of the stigma and lack of information about self-mutilation, people who use this as a method of coping often receive treatment from hospital staff that can actually make their lives worse.
She claims that 'self-harm needs to keep its "stigma"', and that 'social criticism' could be part of the treatment.
The stigma of society is part of a vicious cycle experienced by injurers.
www.spiked-online.com /Printable/0000000CA673.htm   (1121 words)

  
 crucifix   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Each letter of the Alphabet has a numerical value, so that numbers are written with letters.
Acrostic means that each of the number/letters is the initial letter of a word or phrase.
The three Greek letters of the acrostic, in Revelation 13: 18, need to be deciphered.
nhkox.homestead.com /crucifix.html   (1795 words)

  
 Stigma Part 1
The major factor contributing to stigma is the war on drugs policy which defines addiction in terms of prohibited drugs and determines that addicts are "bad people" who "need to be punished" for their use of these illicit substances.
The current trend in escalating stigma lies in the face of over 40 years of science-based addiction treatment in research.
This trend of returning stigma of addiction to its victims has become the major force shaping fiscal, medical, legal, and public heath responses to addiction treatment.
www.cenaps.com /news_releases/NR_040202_StigmaPart1.htm   (628 words)

  
 Caras  Real Shame
When I came home, still bothered, I tried to find out when stigma came to be paired so seamlessly with mental illness and when the mantra "the stigma of mental illness" began to be our chant.
In 1963, Goffman followed Asylum (1961) with Stigma, Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique was published, Richard Alpert (who became Ram Dass) was fired from Harvard with Timothy Leary for experimenting with LSD, Martin Luther King was in a civil rights march on Washington, President Kennedy said "We are confronted primarily with a moral issue.
Believing that "stigma" is a primary barrier to care allows us to not evaluate the care itself and the reasons people might have for choosing to avoid it, choosing the streets over the meds, choosing jails over the wards.
www.peoplewho.org /readingroom/caras.discrimination.htm   (1716 words)

  
 Shakespeare's Unorthodox Biography - New Evidence of an Authorship Problem by Diana Price
May concludes that there was a "stigma of verse" but no general "stigma of print." I would infer, then, that the stigma of print, such as it was, was confined to the genre of poetry.
Nevertheless, if there was no stigma of print, or if any authorial shyness was just an affectation, then we should expect to identify various members of the nobility who published their poems and plays, with or without apology.
The stigma of print is manifested first and foremost with the nobility, and is gradually diluted as we descend the social ladder.
www.shakespeare-authorship.com /resources/stigma.asp   (5336 words)

  
 Less Important Subjects - WhyHope.com
Instead of support for this army diagnosed illness, stigma and messages that I was worthless was the army’s response in counseling statements and other documents that I sent you.
The stigma from the army caused me problems with a socially and at work, resulting in the loss of several jobs.
I wrote the "fears" letter because fear was their central complaint.
www.whyhope.com /why/less.htm   (1589 words)

  
 DepNet | Stigma, Taboo and Mythology
One of the major reasons for the failures to identify and treat the illness is a result of the 'stigma' associated with the term 'depression'.
In medical terms, the 'stigma' of a disease is the visible sign of that disease.
We are talking about the type of stigma that causes people to avoid facing their symptoms, avoiding diagnosis, avoiding treatment and avoiding even the mention of depression.
www.depnet.com.au /universe4/stigma_and_taboo   (424 words)

  
 BJP -- eLetters for Dinos et al., 184 (2) 176-181
Stigma: the feelings and experiences of 46 people with mental illness: Qualitative study.
Globally, there is a converging evidence that stigma has multiple, diverse adverse implications, which include diagnostic labeling, treatment and compliance, outcome and disabilities, and finally economic.
The stigma against mental patients, mental disorders, mental hospitals, and mental health professionals can be reduced considerably by addressing the three integrated and interrelated components of stigma.
bjp.rcpsych.org /cgi/eletters/184/2/176   (637 words)

  
 BPD TEMP
In 1940 it was proper to refer to the “mental deficient” as the idiot, the imbecile and the moron.
For example, the post idiots, imbeciles and morons did not wear a button stating, “I’m proud to be an idiot” or “Stop the stigma of idiots.” They did not rally in masses at public parks, or stop people on the streets to explain that they are ‘idiots’ and educate the public that they are harmless.
Mental illness invites stigma that arises when the depressed individual (physical brain illness) is lumped into the serial killer psychopath (mental derangement).
www.toddlertime.com /stigma-dsm.htm   (1363 words)

  
 Stigma of mental illness, psychiatric condition, psychiatric disorder,bipolar disorder,manic-depression,schizophrenia, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Stigma of mental illness, psychiatric condition, psychiatric disorder,bipolar disorder,manic-depression,schizophrenia, depression and mental health.
One of the most damaging practices that perpetuates the stigma of mental illness is the consistent misuse of the term schizophrenia by the media.(DUCKWORTH Acting Commissioner) This site is going to establish a SWAT team to combat this, but we can't do it without you.
We will forward them a friendly letter informing them of the damage this does and educating them to the true meaning.
www.stigmaof.com /default.htm   (672 words)

  
 World AIDS Campaign v2.0 | Los Medios | Press releases | Widespread stigma undermining international AIDS promises
Archbishop Desmond Tutu Letter to the AU Summit
"HIV-related stigma cannot be tackled until health systems are strengthened at the local level so that everyone has access to basic health care," comments Mary Robinson, President of Realizing Rights in her foreword.
"Stigma and discrimination are the two major hurdles that continue to hamper rehabilitation of people infected and affected by HIV in India," says India contributor Swapna Majumdar.
www.worldaidscampaign.info /index.php/es/media__1/press_releases/widespread_stigma_undermining_international_aids_promises   (805 words)

  
 American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. - Stigma and Mental Illness
Stigma and Mental Illness also presents historical, societal, and institutional viewpoints that underscore the devastating effects of stigma.
“Stigma and Mental Illness succeeds in exposing the enmeshed connection between stigma and mental illness.
Stigma and Mental Illness is a unique education for all health care professionals: students, residents, and their teachers.
www.appi.org /book.cfm?id=8405   (320 words)

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