Adolescent attitudes toward serious mental illness.

  title={Adolescent attitudes toward serious mental illness.},
  author={Amy C. Watson and Frederick E. Miller and John S. Lyons},
  journal={The Journal of nervous and mental disease},
  volume={193 11},
While there is a growing literature on mental illness stigma and strategies for reducing stigma among adults, less is known about how children and adolescents view persons with mental illness. In this paper, we describe the Attitudes Toward Serious Mental Illness Scale-Adolescent Version (ATSMI-AV) and our initial examinations of its factor structure and variations among subgroups of adolescents. Findings suggest that strategies aimed at reducing stigma in this age group would be wise to… CONTINUE READING

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