Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Community Participation Through the Lens of Individuals With Mental Illness: A Photovoice Study
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA
  • Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA
  • Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA
  • Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA
  • Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA
  • Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA
  • Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA
  • Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA
  • Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA
Article Information
Mental Health / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Community Participation Through the Lens of Individuals With Mental Illness: A Photovoice Study
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505205. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO7513
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505205. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO7513
Abstract

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