Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Committee Member/Second Reader
While statistics indicate an increased need for mental health treatment in the United States, the stigmatization surrounding mental illness prevents many from seeking help. During my internship, I worked with multiple mental health advocacy groups in Northwest Arkansas, including Mental Health America and Judicial Equality for Mental Illness, to bring about beneficial change for mental health consumers. These groups have been successful in bringing additional treatment centers to our area and raising community awareness for the importance of mental health. Through my internship, I learned how to organize public awareness events, how to advocate politically, and how to meet the needs of mental health consumers. My experiences in my internship have greatly enhanced my confidence in my communication skills and have given me a solid foundation for a future in mental health advocacy.
mental health advocacy, mental health awareness
Cogburn, Hannah, "Mental Health Advocacy Internship" (2019). The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing Undergraduate Honors Theses. 78.