Valire Carr Copeland

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OBJECTIVE Stigma associated with mental illness continues to be a significant barrier to help seeking, leading to negative attitudes about mental health treatment and deterring individuals who need services from seeking care. This study examined the impact of public stigma (negative attitudes held by the public) and internalized stigma (negative attitudes(More)
This study examined the relationship between internalized and public stigma on treatment-related attitudes and behaviors in a community sample of 449 African American and white adults aged 18 years and older. Telephone surveys were administered to assess level of depressive symptoms, demographic characteristics, stigma, and treatment-related attitudes and(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES The purpose of this investigation was to test whether the gateway hypothesis of drug initiation sequencing applies equally well to high-risk African-American and Caucasian youth. METHODS The study sample (N = 618, mean age = 15.5, SD = 1.2) represented the population of residents in the Missouri Division of Youth Services (DYS) who(More)
  • Christensen H, Jorm Af, +14 authors B L Callen
  • 2014
References Cole M, Dendukuri N. (2003). Risk factors for depression among elderly community subjects: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Age differences in depression and anxiety symptoms: A structural equation modelling analysis of data from a general population sample. (2010). Barriers to treatment and culturally endorsed coping strategies among(More)
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