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The Stigma of Mental Illnesses: How History, Class, and Race Affect Mental Health Care in America

Presentation Type: Oral Presentation
Presentor(s): Jewel Bean
Mentor(s): Sara Hottinger

The objective of this paper is to examine how perceptions of mental illness, as a result of the history of the mental healthcare system and class and racial differences, can influence the decision of mentally ill people to seek out treatment.