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The silence of mental health issues within university environments : a quantitative study

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 authored by Dianne WynadenDianne Wynaden, Margaret McallisterMargaret Mcallister, J Tohotoa, K Heslop, R Duggan, S Murray, Brenda Happell, Louise ByrneLouise Byrne
A descriptive study was used to examine the attitudes and experiences of staff and students towards mental health problems. Staff completed the "Attitude towards mental illness survey", and students who self-identified having a mental health problem completed the "Stigma scale". Using an online collection process, data from 270 staff and 201 students showed that the "silence" surrounding mental health problems permeates the university environment and impacts on help seeking behaviors, the provision of support and on the recovery and wellbeing of affected individuals. Universities must decrease stigma and foster social inclusion to build self-esteem in people who have mental health problems.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

28

Issue

5

Start Page

339

End Page

344

Number of Pages

6

eISSN

1532-8228

ISSN

0883-9417

Location

Pennsylvania, USA

Publisher

W.B. Saunders Co.

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Archives of psychiatric nursing.

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