Through this webinar, learn more about the mental health crisis in engineering education and the need to unpack stigma in order to put mental health and wellbeing at the center of new systems of care.
Delivery Method: On Demand
Duration: 1 hour
ASEE Members: Free
Research has shown that engineering students that struggle with their mental health are less likely to seek needed help than students with similar challenges in other fields. Stigma, a strong feeling of disapproval, of mental health conditions (MHCs) is a society-wide issue that tends to conflict with help-seeking attitudes of those having MHCs.
Professional spaces, like those in engineering can enhance such societal prejudice based on the conceptions of what is believed to be acceptable traits of engineering students and professionals. In order to put mental health and wellbeing at the center of new systems of care it is necessary to unpack how stigma shapes the experiences of engineering students and professionals living with MHCs.
Speakers for this webinar are Nichole Ramirez (Purdue University) and Matilde Sanchez-Pena (University at Buffalo – SUNY).
This webinar is part of a larger series on building community and reflecting to re-envision in engineering education. This material is based on work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. EEC-1733004.