Improving Eating Disorders Mental Health Literacy: A Preliminary Evaluation of the "Should I Say Something?" Workshop

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2014

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Gratwick-Sarll, Kassandra
Bentley, Caroline

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Brunner - Routledge (US)

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A repeated measures, uncontrolled, preliminary evaluation of a single 3-hour workshop-"Should I Say Something?"-aimed at improving eating disorders mental health literacy, was conducted in a sample of 177 university undergraduates. Following participation in the workshop, significant increases in eating disorder recognition and knowledge, and significant decreases in stigmatizing attitudes, were reported by participants. Moreover, 85% of participants reported that they provided assistance to someone whom they suspected had a mental health condition, including an eating disorder, during the 3-month follow-up period. This study provides preliminary evidence that "Should I Say Something?" may be effective in improving the mental health literacy of young people.

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Eating Disorders

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10.1080/10640266.2014.925764

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2037-12-31