Date Presented 03/28/20

This study explored experiences of community participation from the perspective of individuals living with mental illness. Preliminary results revealed that study participants enjoyed certain activities in the community while experiencing stigma toward mental illness. They did not find the need to participate in the community the same way as others do. It is crucial that the client perspective is incorporated when measuring community participation as a mental-health service outcome.

Primary Author and Speaker: Chinyu Wu

Additional Authors and Speakers: Austin Cunningham, Markalin Hush, Stephanie Hyppolite, Tiffany Imes, Brittany Moran, Dylan Vandiver, Bre’anna Warren, Britni Alatorre

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