Marcia Zorrilla

Marcia Zorrilla

Loma Linda, CA

Loma Linda University School of Public Health

DrPH Graduate Student

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Published on Jun 13, 2017

My first labnote

Hello! Just a quick update for you all. I have submitted one paper to a journal for publication. I'm currently working on a second paper and will be submitting to another journal for publication...

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Published on Jan 27, 2017

303 surveys as of 1/27/2017

As my timeline for recruitment ends, I continue to have young people who attend the local colleges help out with recruitment.  Additionally, I've been posting to several online community boards suc...

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Published on Dec 18, 2016

Surveys completed as of 12/18/2016

"The importance of Facebook in the world of social media simply cannot be overstated.  With more than 1 billion active monthly users, it is the most visited social network in the world..." Suse Bar...

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Published on Nov 17, 2016

Surveys completed as of 11/17/2016

"Youth mental health problems are on the rise, and 6 out of 10 young people with major depression do not receive ANY mental health treatment." California ranks #23. Connecticut ranks #1, Nevada ran...

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Published on Oct 22, 2016

100% Funded!

Thank you to all my backers for donating to my project!  I'm very excited to get started in the next phase of outreach!  

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Hi everyone, I have a Facebook page on mental health literacy. I post the latest on mental health literacy as well resources on depression and anxiety to inform adolescents, young adults, and people who care about them. Take a look around and "like" my page https://www.facebook.com/MentalHealthLiteracy/
Mar 28, 2018
What do young millennials know about mental health literacy?
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Natalee, thank you so much for your kind words and support! I'm really proud of the work we do together at the clinic!
Oct 22, 2016
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Hi Adrienne, Thanks for your post! What's your major at SLU? My study is San Francisco-based, so if you know of young adults or colleagues in the area, tell them about my online survey. My study website is here: www.helpingyoungyadults.com You can also spread the word about my experiment.com/youngmillennials.
Oct 15, 2016
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Thank you so much Maria! Best of luck to you as well :)
Oct 12, 2016
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Thank you Judy. This topic is very near to my heart.
Sep 27, 2016
What do young millennials know about mental health literacy?
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Sure! Thanks for asking. I'm synthesizing and modifying two surveys: one on mental health literacy (Reavley et al 2014) and theory of planned behavior (TPB) on help-seeking (Mo & Mak, 2009). For the MHL, the researchers not only assessed depression, but also anxiety disorders and schizophrenia. They also had a huge n (6019); their survey was done by phone in Australia. The participants who take the online survey are given a vignette of a young person exhibiting some type of mental illness; I want to see if they recognize it, then they are asked how that person can best be helped (variety of interventions from medication to diet). Based on their answers, there is a MHL score that sums up their MHL on the specific mental illness I'm studying. I'm using the constructs of TPB to assess help-seeking (attitudes, subjective norms, perceived behavioral control, MHL (score), and perceived barriers). For the TPB, I'm having them imagine that they are the person in the vignette. There are background factors (variables) that may predict help-seeking intention, so the ones I'm using are: gender, race/ethnicity, educational level, acculturation, parenthood, mental health status (I'm using the PHQ2), knowing someone with mental illness, marijuana & alcohol use, and mental health service utilization. Some feedback I've received from people who have taken the survey is that it's "the best MH survey I 've ever taken" to "it was fun to take." It's brief (no more than 15 minutes), they can use their smart phones, notebook, or laptop, and it's available in English, Spanish, and Chinese. I posted my references in the lab notes which include the researchers mentioned. Thanks again!
Sep 26, 2016
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Sure! Thanks for asking. I'm synthesizing and modifying two surveys: one on mental health literacy (Reavley et al 2014) and theory of planned behavior (TPB) on help-seeking (Mo & Mak, 2009). For the MHL, the researchers not only assessed depression, but also anxiety disorders and schizophrenia. They also had a huge n (6019); their survey was done by phone in Australia. Mine will be covering only depression with suicidality. The participants who take the online survey are given a vignette of a young person exhibiting depression with suicidality. I want to see if they recognize the depression with suicidality, then they are asked how that person can best be helped (variety of interventions from medication to diet). Based on their answers, there is a MHL score that sums up their MHL on depression with suicidality. I'm using the constructs of TPB to assess help-seeking (attitudes, subjective norms, perceived behavioral control, MHL (score), and perceived barriers). For the TPB, I'm having them imagine that they are the person in the vignette. There are background factors (variables) that may predict help-seeking intention, so the ones I'm using are: gender, race/ethnicity, educational level, acculturation, parenthood, mental health status (I'm using the PHQ2), knowing someone with mental illness, marijuana & alcohol use, and mental health service utilization. Some feedback I've received from people who have taken the survey is that it's "the best MH survey I 've ever taken" to "it was fun to take." It's brief (no more than 15 minutes), they can use their smart phones, notebook, or laptop, and it's available in English, Spanish, and Chinese. I posted my references in the lab notes which include the researchers mentioned. Thanks again!
Sep 26, 2016
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