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ERIC Number: EJ1085068
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5264
Mental Health Priorities: Stigma Elimination and Community Advocacy in College Settings
Michaels, Patrick J.; Corrigan, Patrick W.; Kanodia, Nupur; Buchholz, Blythe; Abelson, Sara
Journal of College Student Development, v56 n8 p872-875 Nov 2015
Low rates of psychological help-seeking among college students have been attributed to a lack of awareness about on-campus resources and to mental illness stigma. One mental health advocacy organization, Active Minds, collaborates with its university-recognized student-run on-campus chapters to promote service use and psychological healthy activities. This study quantitatively evaluated 15 mental health priorities. Surveyed participants (N = 46) represented Active Minds national office staff and on-campus chapter leaders. Factor analysis revealed 3 overarching priorities: illness awareness, community improvement, and stigma change. University leaders should consider collaborating with student-energized efforts to destigmatize and improve help-seeking behavior among college students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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