Title

Depictions of Suicide and Attitudes of Mental Illness in Mass Media

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Graduate

List all Project Mentors & Advisor(s)

Dr. Melony Shemberger

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

This study examines the effects of explicit suicide scenes on viewers' mental illness stigma. Students of two JMC 168 classes served as participants within my study (n=47). A independent sample t-test was conducted to compare the means of a group of students who viewed the infamous suicide scene of 13 Reasons Why to another group who did not view the clip. Results remain pending.

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Depictions of Suicide and Attitudes of Mental Illness in Mass Media

This study examines the effects of explicit suicide scenes on viewers' mental illness stigma. Students of two JMC 168 classes served as participants within my study (n=47). A independent sample t-test was conducted to compare the means of a group of students who viewed the infamous suicide scene of 13 Reasons Why to another group who did not view the clip. Results remain pending.