Beliefs Related to Mental Illness Stigma Among California Young Adults

Beliefs Related to Mental Illness Stigma Among California Young Adults

Rebecca L. Collins
Elizabeth Roth
Jennifer L. Cerully
Eunice C. Wong
Copyright Date: 2014
Published by: RAND Corporation
Pages: 6
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7249/j.ctt14bs3jz
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    Beliefs Related to Mental Illness Stigma Among California Young Adults
    Book Description:

    Report examines mental illness stigma and related beliefs among young adults in California, especially whether levels of stigma are higher or lower than those observed in older adults.

    eISBN: 978-0-8330-8939-7
    Subjects: Psychology, History, Health Sciences

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  1. Beliefs Related to Mental Illness Stigma Among California Young Adults
    (pp. 1-6)
    Rebecca L. Collins, Elizabeth Roth, Jennifer L. Cerully and Eunice C. Wong

    The goal of this report is to examine mental illness stigma and related beliefs among young adults in California. Specifically, we examine whether levels of stigma are higher or lower than those observed in older adults and identify beliefs in this age group that might be the most appropriate targets for intervention to increase early enrollment in care.

    The onset of mental illness symptoms occurs by age 24 in three-fourths of all people who experience a mental illness in their lifetime (Kessler et al., 2005), but treatment delay ranges from six to eight years or more (Wang et al., 2005)....