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The present study explores how group songwriting may positively contribute to self-care in the University of Dayton student community, as well as among the music therapy community. College is a time of intense stress and anxiety; thus, self-care is essential in order to maintain both physical and mental health, as well as overall functioning. Our research shows that university mental health services are highly underutilized. Some of the aims of this study are to increase visibility of self-care practices and to provide students with the additional self-care tool of songwriting, all in efforts to de-stigmatize mental illness.
Susan C Gardstrom
Primary Advisor's Department
Stander Symposium poster
"Group Songwriting as a Self-Care Practice Among College Students" (2018). Stander Symposium Posters. 1136.