Mental health stigma about serious mental illness among MSW students: social contact and attitude.

@article{Covarrubias2011MentalHS,
  title={Mental health stigma about serious mental illness among MSW students: social contact and attitude.},
  author={Irene Covarrubias and Meekyung Han},
  journal={Social work},
  year={2011},
  volume={56 4},
  pages={317-25}
}
In this study, the attitudes toward and beliefs about serious mental illness (SMI) held by a group of graduate social work students in the northwestern United States were examined. Mental health stigma was examined with relation to the following factors:participants'level of social contact with SMI populations, adherence to stereotypes about SMI populations, belief in the ability to recover from SMI, and the belief that SMI defines an individual's identity. Measures used to identify mental… CONTINUE READING

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