Date of Defense

4-23-2021

Date of Graduation

6-2021

Department

Interdisciplinary Health Programs

First Advisor

Amos Aduroja

Second Advisor

Robert Bensley

Third Advisor

Gary Bischof

Abstract

This project explored how stigma is associated with mental health and mental health treatment among Western Michigan University honors college students. The 19-question questionnaire sent out to students and received 195 responses. It was designed around the K-A-P model, which looks at how knowledge influences an individual’s attitude and how attitude will in turn influence practice or behavior. It was found that as knowledge of mental health increases, negative stigma decreased. An education-based intervention was then recommended on how to specifically address this issue and the steps that should be taken.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Restricted

Restricted to Campus until

1-18-2022

Available for download on Thursday, February 17, 2022

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