Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Social Work and University Honors
mad studies, sanism, mental illness, mental illness stigma, epistemic injustice, social work
Mental illness stigma interventions have not been shown to be effective on a large scale. It has been suggested by stigma researchers that being in close proximity to people with mental illness, or listening to their lived-experience narratives, could reduce mental illness stigma. This study proposes an inclusion of a Mad studies framework in social work education -- a framework that highlights the importance of lived-experience accounts of mental illness in knowledge production about this population. Inclusion of lived-experience narratives could reduce stigma and discrimination of people with mental illness among social workers and other service providers.
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Hawkins, Jessica D., "Disrupting Epistemic Injustice: Implications for Lived-Experience Accounts of Mental Illness in Social Work Education" (2023). University Honors Theses. Paper 1341.