What is it about?

This study focuses on the impact of stigma on help seeking intention.

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Why is it important?

Mental illness stigma is a hindrance in help seeking among students. This study explores the factors that underlie this problem.


The increasing number of people suffering from mental illness call for the acceptance of the psychological problems. Acceptance makes it easier to seek help from professionals. Stigma creates an us and them division resulting in discrimination towatds patients. This study explores the factors causing stigma.

Ms. Aelia Zaidi
University of Karachi, Pakistan

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This page is a summary of: Embracing mental illness: do education and contact make any difference in help-seeking intention among Pakistani students?, Mental Health Religion & Culture, August 2017, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/13674676.2017.1390736.
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