A student-led club dedicated to mental health conversations.
From 2015 to 2017, BC2M funded a formal evaluation of BC2M HS to ensure the program’s efficacy and impact. The evaluation was performed at UC Berkeley, under the co-direction of Dr. Stephen Hinshaw (UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco) and Dr. Bennett Leventhal (UC San Francisco).
The UC Berkeley Committee for Protection of Human Subjects fully approved this investigation, and the participants were over 700 diverse high-school students from the San Francisco Bay Area. Overall, the core findings indicate that high school students can and do reveal meaningful reductions in stigma as the result of BC2M High School Program club participation.
The details are published in the Reducing Mental-Illness Stigma via High School Clubs: A Matched-Pair, Cluster-Randomized Trial
Why Does Mental Health Matter to Teens?
3⁄4 of mental health disorders start before the age of 24
73% of students report having a mental health crisis
40% of students experiencing mental health concerns seek care
- Journal of American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry – Empowering the Next Generation to End Stigma By Starting the Conversation: Bring Change to Mind and the College Toolbox Project
- BC2M U – Indiana University’s September 2016 to May 2017 Newsletter
- S101 Syllabus: Social Problems and Policies – #stigmasucks: The Interplay of Mental Illness, Media, and Social Change
- Inside IU Bloomington – Campaign Against Mental Health Stigma Focus of Glenn Close’s Campus Visit
- Psychiatric News – College Program May Change Student Attitudes About Mental Illness
- New at IU Bloomington – Starting a conversation: Activities addressing mental illness reduce stigma among college students