Seeking Participants for Study Surrounding Attitudes about Mental Health & Counseling

I am a doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology program at the at Ball State University, completing my dissertation on beliefs and attitudes about mental health and counseling. This online survey should take approximately 35-45 minutes to complete and has been approved by the Ball State University’s Institutional Review Board (IRB Protocol #: 1165635-2).

You are eligible to participate in this study if you identity as a woman, are 18 years of age or older and a current college student.

It is my hope that participating in this study would allow you to reflect on your beliefs about mental health and mental health services. I also hope that this study will improve mental health services for college students in the future by providing a better understanding of attitudes.

If you agree to participate in this study, you will be routed to an online survey consisting of several measures varying in length. Total expected completion time is approximately 35-45 minutes. Additionally, if you choose to participate, you will have an opportunity to receive one of forty-five $10 gift cards.

Should you choose to participate, please click the link below to begin (alternatively, you can copy and paste the following web address into your browser):

Feel free to forward this invitation to other eligible individuals.

I would like to thank you again for your time and consideration. Please direct any questions or concerns you may have to me at


Craig Deken, M.A.