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Table 3 Mental illness misconceptions

From: Adolescent mental health education InSciEd Out: a case study of an alternative middle school population

n = 18 (%)
n = 18 (%)
S1: Mental illnesses are not real illnesses 5.6 0.0 1.0000
S2: Mental illness will never affect me 5.6 0.0 1.0000
S3: People with mental illnesses are violent and unpredictable 27.8 0.0 0.0455
S4: Mental illness is caused by personal weakness 11.1 0.0 0.4857
S5: Addicts who cannot quit simply lack willpower 61.1 0.0 0.0001*
S6: A person who is depressed is just not trying hard enough to snap out of it 11.1 0.0 0.4857
S7: There is no recovery for people with mental health problems 27.8 0.0 0.0455
S8: It is impossible to lower the risk for developing mental illness 27.8 0.0 0.0455
S9: People with mental illness should be hospitalized away from other patients 0.0 0.0 1.000
S10: People with mental illness lack intelligence 22.2 0.0 0.1039
  1. Students eliminate mental illness misconceptions post-InSciEd Out curriculum. Statements with significant change are italicized, and the statement that remains significant under multiple comparisons adjustment is asterisked