Mental illness among us: a new curriculum to reduce mental illness stigma among medical students.
Acad Psychiatry. 2013 Nov;37(6):385-91. doi: 10.1176/appi.ap.13040063.Mental illness among us: a new curriculum to reduce mental illness stigma among medical students. Aggarwal AK, Thompson M, Falik R, Shaw A, O'Sullivan P, Lowenstein DH.
Medical students have been shown to have high levels of psychological distress, including self-stigmatization and unwillingness to seek care. The authors hypothesized that a student-led curriculum involving personal mental illness experience, given during the first-year neuroscience course, and titled "Mental Illness Among Us (MIAU)," would reduce stigma of mental illness.