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dc.contributor.authorLindstrom, Genesis
dc.contributor.authorSofija, Ernesta
dc.contributor.authorRiley, Tom
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-01T03:37:54Z
dc.date.available2021-03-01T03:37:54Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.issn0010-3853
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10597-021-00786-w
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/402697
dc.description.abstractSharing lived-experience of mental ill-health is increasingly recognised as a promising youth mental health intervention. batyr is a preventative mental health organization that trains young people to share their story of mental ill-health safely through a speaker development program. This qualitative study aimed to understand how the role of batyr speakers shapes individual wellbeing, help-seeking behaviour, and stigma as well as how young people talk about mental health within their social circles. Data was collected using in-depth semi-structured interviews with 18 batyr speakers (age 18-35 years). Thematic analysis revealed five themes: Getting better at getting better, Growing towards self-acceptance, Breaking the wall by talking about mental health, Increasing connectedness and Reaching out for support. The participants reported overall improved wellbeing, as a result of increased confidence, greater self-awareness, and an increased ability to talk safely about their mental illness. Findings suggested that the program led to a reduction of self-stigma and stigma.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.relation.ispartofjournalCommunity Mental Health Journal
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1103
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.subject.keywordsDisclosure
dc.subject.keywordsHelp-seeking
dc.subject.keywordsMental health
dc.subject.keywordsStigma
dc.subject.keywordsStorytelling
dc.title"Getting better at getting better": How Sharing Mental Health Stories Can Shape Young People's Wellbeing
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationLindstrom, G; Sofija, E; Riley, T, "Getting better at getting better": How Sharing Mental Health Stories Can Shape Young People's Wellbeing, Community Mental Health Journal, 2021
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-01-29
dc.date.updated2021-03-01T00:37:45Z
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered in Griffith Research Online as an advanced online version.
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorSofija, Ernesta
gro.griffith.authorLindstrom, Genesis


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