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Mental Health Stigma and Military Spouses: The Influence of Marital Conflict and Career Consequences on Help-seeking Encouragement

Abstract Approximately one-third of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans develop mental health problems, yet only 35-40% of those with mental disorders are seeking mental healthcare (Hoge, et al., 2004; Vogt, 2011). Military spouses may be an important resource for facilitating treatment seeking (Warner, et al., 2008), especially if service member mental health issues are impacting the marriage. Military spouses might be hesitant to encourage service member help-seeking, however, due to perceived threat of adverse military career consequences. For this study, 62 military wives completed an online survey. As part of the survey, participants were randomly assigned to one of four vignettes containing a description of a hypothetical military husband with menta... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Hermosillo, Lori (Author) / Roberts, Nicole (Advisor) / Burleson, Mary (Committee member) / Tinsley, Barbara (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Psychology / mental healthcare stigma / mental health help-seeking / military mental health / military spouses / treatment barriers
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 66 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note M.S. Psychology 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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