According to a new poll, attitudes towards mental health are changing though stigma remains. In an interview with WHYY, Carolina Hausman-Stabile, assistant professor in the School of Social Work, discussed the results of a study by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and what they may mean.
In the poll, adults ages 18-34 were more likely to view seeing a mental health professional as a strength, not a weakness, compared to older age groups.
On this issue Hausman-Stabile was quoted as saying:
"This shift is very important," said Carolina Hausmann-Stabile, a suicide researcher with Temple University who was not involved with the survey. "As this group grows older they [might] maintain this perspective and therefore they might be able to seek services when they need to."