Effects of Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Programs Conducted Under the California Mental Health Services Authority : an Evaluation of Runyon Saltzman Einhorn, Inc., Documentary Screening Events /

"Describes the methods and results of a RAND evaluation of stigma and discrimination reduction efforts by Runyon Saltzman Einhorn, Inc., involving screenings of a documentary film called 'A New State of Mind: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness' "--Publisher's description.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Cerully, Jennifer L. (Author)
Corporate Author: California Mental Health Services Authority (sponsoring body.)
Format: eBook
Published: Santa Monica, Calif. : RAND, [2015]
Series:Research report (Rand Corporation) ; RR-1257-CMHSA.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Key Findings
  • Methods: Sampling Procedure and Survey Administration
  • Measures
  • Expected Short-Term Outcomes of RSE Documentary Screening Events
  • Results: Sample Characteristics
  • Analysis Strategy
  • Short-Term Outcomes of RSE Documentary Screening Events
  • RSE documentary screening event participation reduced perceptions of dangerousness, increased beliefs about recovery, and had no effect on beliefs about the contributions that people with mental illness can make to society
  • RSE documentary screening events resulted in slight increases in awareness of stigma and intentions to reduce discrimination
  • RSE documentary screening events resulted in a very small increase in the likelihood of seeking professional help if needed, a very small decrease in likelihood of delaying treatment, and a small decrease in the likelihood of concealing a mental health problem
  • RSE documentary screening events were more effective at reducing stigma among participants who had never personally experienced a mental illness and who had never had family members with mental illness
  • RSE documentary screening event effectiveness varied by participant race/ethnicity, but not by stakeholder role or gender
  • Discussion
  • Notes
  • Appendix. RSE Documentary Screening Event Effectiveness Variation Among Participant Subgroups
  • References
  • About the Authors
  • Acknowledgments.