First Advisor

Bill Griesar

Date of Award

Spring 6-16-2022

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology and University Honors

Department

Psychology

Language

English

Subjects

Mental Illness, Neuroscience Outreach, Self-Advocacy, Community Outreach

DOI

10.15760/honors.1196

Abstract

Self-advocacy is an effective way to foster improved quality of care for people with psychiatric illnesses. By understanding their conditions and needs they are better able to collaborate with their clinicians and form effective treatment plans. Introducing basic neuroscience to individuals with mental illnesses equips them to navigate the American mental healthcare system, which relies on neuroscience to create diagnoses and medications. This thesis aims to create neuroscience-informed mental health resources so that individuals with psychiatric disorders can access information that may help them better advocate for themselves in the future.

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Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/37726

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