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Burns, Erin; Green, Kristin E. C. – College & Research Libraries, 2019
Research has been conducted within academia about faculty members and students who have experienced mental illness from a variety of theoretical perspectives, including disability studies. While this research acknowledges that the stigma surrounding mental illness keeps people from sharing their experiences, there has not been research that…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Librarian Attitudes, Mental Disorders
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Strassle, Carla G. – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
Psychology courses present unique opportunities to reduce mental illness stigma. The literature highlights contact with people diagnosed with disorders as the best stigma reduction technique. Simple stigma education, however, is also promising and can be accomplished as part of course content coverage. Abnormal psychology students participated in…
Descriptors: Psychology, Social Bias, Mental Disorders, Consciousness Raising
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Hubley, Sam; Moldow, Erika; Robbins, Curtis; Harper, Brian; Martin, Carmen; Zhou, Shuo – American Journal of Health Education, 2020
Background: Educational Entertainment (EE) is a promising delivery method for Social and Emotional Learning interventions focused on mental illness stigma reduction. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the changes in students' self-reported empathy and mental illness stigma after participating in an EE intervention about coping with…
Descriptors: Social Emotional Learning, Elementary School Students, Mental Disorders, Consciousness Raising
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Schroeder, Shawnda; Tan, Chih Ming; Urlacher, Brian; Heitkamp, Thomasine – Health Education & Behavior, 2021
Empirical evidence describes the negative outcomes people with mental health disorders experience due to societal stigma. The aim of this study was to examine the role of gender and rural-urban living in perceptions about mental illness. Participants completed the Day's Mental Illness Stigma Scale, a nationally validated instrument for measuring…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Urban Areas, Rural Urban Differences, Social Bias
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Kaier, Emily; Cromer, Lisa DeMarni; Johnson, Mitchell D.; Strunk, Kathleen; Davis, Joanne L. – Journal of College Student Development, 2015
Stigma related to mental health and its treatment can thwart help-seeking. The current study assessed college athletes' personal and perceived public mental illness stigma and compared this to nonathlete students. Athletes (N = 304) were National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I athletes representing 16 teams. Results indicated…
Descriptors: College Students, Mental Disorders, Mental Health, Social Bias
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Maranzan, K. Amanda – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2016
A number of initiatives are aimed at reducing mental illness stigma, yet stigma remains a problem in the general population. A focus on stigma reduction with students is particularly relevant, as students often hold negative attitudes toward mental illness, have regular contact with persons experiencing mental health difficulties, and because…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Social Bias, Psychology, Literature Reviews
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Elkington, Katherine S.; Hackler, Dusty; McKinnon, Karen; Borges, Cristiane; Wright, Eric R.; Wainberg, Milton L. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2012
This research explores the experiences of mental illness stigma in 24 youth (58.3% male, 13-24 years, 75% Latino) in psychiatric outpatient treatment. Using Link and Phelan's (2001) model of stigmatization, we conducted thematic analysis of the interview texts, examining experiences of stigma at individual and structural levels, in addition to the…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Psychology, Cultural Context, Social Networks
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Mahmoud, Sahar; Zaki, Rania A. – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
This study was a comparative study aiming to assess the extent of internalized stigma of mental illness among patients with schizophrenia & identify stigma as perceived by family members caring schizophrenic patients. The study was conducted in two settings 1st clinic was outpatient clinic for psychiatric patient affiliated to Abbasia…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Social Bias, Schizophrenia, Psychiatry
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Murman, Nicole M.; Buckingham, Kyla C. E.; Fontilea, Philippe; Villanueva, Robert; Leventhal, Bennett; Hinshaw, Stephen P. – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2014
Background: Reducing mental illness stigma in youth is an important societal goal, but much of the existing literature focuses on knowledge enhancement strategies. These alone may not be sufficient to enhance empathy, change fundamental attitudes, or reduce social distance. Objective: To evaluate a youth-initiated, discussion- and empathy-based…
Descriptors: Social Bias, Social Attitudes, Mental Disorders, Empathy
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Watson, Amy C.; Fulambarker, Anjali; Kondrat, David C.; Holley, Lynn C.; Kranke, Derrick; Wilkins, Brittany T.; Stromwall, Layne K.; Eack, Shaun M. – Journal of Social Work Education, 2017
Stigma is a significant barrier to recovery and full community inclusion for people with mental illnesses. Social work educators can play critical roles in addressing this stigma, yet little is known about their attitudes. Social work educators were surveyed about their general attitudes about people with mental illnesses, attitudes about practice…
Descriptors: Social Work, College Faculty, Mental Disorders, Teacher Attitudes
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Ferrari, Anne – Teaching of Psychology, 2016
Research shows that a very small percentage of those who suffer from mental illness seek professional help and fear of stigma is a principal factor why individuals are reluctant to obtain assistance. This study evaluated whether using examples of celebrities' experiences with mental illness as a form of "contact" with a mentally ill…
Descriptors: Psychology, Teaching Methods, Help Seeking, Mental Disorders
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Shechtman, Zipora; Vogel, David L.; Strass, Haley A.; Heath, Patrick J. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
Stigma associated with seeking help has been found to be a key help-seeking barrier, however its role is less clear for: (a) adolescents, (b) groups outside the United States and (c) different types of therapy. This study addresses these omissions by examining the relationships between perceptions of public stigma of mental illness and the…
Descriptors: Help Seeking, Adolescents, Negative Attitudes, Adolescent Attitudes
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Ma, Zexin – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: Mental illness has become an important public health issue in society, and media are the most common sources of information about mental illnesses. Thus, it is important to review research on mental illnesses and media. The purpose of this paper is to provide a narrative review of studies on mental illnesses in the media and identifies…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Mass Media, Mass Media Effects, Social Media
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Michaels, Patrick J.; Corrigan, Patrick W.; Kanodia, Nupur; Buchholz, Blythe; Abelson, Sara – Journal of College Student Development, 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…
Descriptors: College Students, Help Seeking, Mental Health Programs, Statistical Analysis
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Elkington, Katherine S.; Hackler, Dusty; Walsh, Tracy A.; Latack, Jessica A.; McKinnon, Karen; Borges, Cristiane; Wright, Eric R.; Wainberg, Milton L. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2013
The current study examines the role of mental illness-related stigma on romantic or sexual relationships and sexual behavior among youth with mental illness (MI), including youths' experiences of stigma, the internalization of these experiences, and the behavior associated with managing stigma within romantic and sexual relationships. We conducted…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Social Attitudes, Social Bias, Intimacy
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