Living with Mental Illness Stigma: A Qualitative Study of Students as Family Members

Name: Laiba Khaqan & Marzia Naqvi Collaborators Name(s): Suzanne A. McKeag, Alison L. Rose, A.M. Battaglia, Joel O. Goldberg Program & Year: Psychology, 4th year Project Type: Empirical Study

Name: Laiba Khaqan & Marzia Naqvi

Collaborators Name(s): Suzanne A. McKeag, Alison L. Rose, A.M. Battaglia, Joel O. Goldberg

Program & Year: Psychology, 4th year

Project Type: Empirical Study

2 thoughts on “Living with Mental Illness Stigma: A Qualitative Study of Students as Family Members

  1. Hi, I loved reading through this poster so much! this is a great topic because mental health stigma is so deeply rooted in our societies that people aren’t willing to talk about it even within their own families. I also really appreciate the presentation of keywords accumulated from the questionnaire study as they provide such a clear insight into the thoughts that people shared, all tied to a common theme. It’s so important to keep this conversation going to help those who are trapped in secret-keeping and are shamed and encourage them to seek help. From this research poster, my takeaways are reminders of the lack of education and understanding of mental illnesses, the stigma around disclosing mental health issues, and a call for action to help those who are hidden away due to their mental illness.

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  2. This is a great empirical study on the topic of stigma, where individuals with family members suffering from mental illness experience firsthand, making them one of the most relevant subjects to obtain perspective from. The study’s themes show how mental health advocacy is important and mental health-related discussion need to be normalised along with resources and support for those facing mental illnesses and their family members by association.

    Great research and contribution to this crucial topic and issue!

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