Public Film Event on Social Withdrawal

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Funding Agency: University of Michigan Center for Japanese Studies
Role on Project: Principal Investigator

We designed and held a three-part film event about mental health aspects of social withdrawal. Over 160 members of the public participated in the film screening, lecture, and discussion forum. Our survey results found that participants, especially those from an Asian background, were more likely to encourage professional treatment for social withdrawal behavior. Such events may be a creative way to improve mental health awareness and treatment-seeking.