Community College Students' Experiences of Mental-Health Stigma : A Phenomenological Study
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Campus acts of violence, student suicide, and the relative increase in mental-health incidents among college students are several reasons that mental health is a pressing issue for higher education. Unfortunately, negative stigma surrounding mental-health issues impacts college students and their choices about seeking help. The purpose of this study was to explore the lived experiences of stigma for college students enrolled at a medium-sized public community college who self-identified with a mental-health issue. Research questions included the following: * How do students who self-identify ...