Pedagogy and Professional Development

Presenting Design Collection About Mental Health Challenges: A Phenomenological Study of Fashion Majored Undergraduates’ Experiences

Author
  • Jongeun Rhee (University of Wisconsin-Stout)

Abstract

A significant number of undergraduate students are struggling with mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression in the US. The objective of this study is to understand the lived experiences of undergraduate students, who chose their mental health challenges as their story of design collections. Texts that came from five interviews were transcribed, analyzed, and grouped by essential themes. The design collection stories include the experiences of anxiety, depression, and side effects of depression medications. Three primary themes of lived experiences emerged. The implication of the study is to start a discussion about young adults’ mental health, social stigma, and fostering a community of support.

Keywords: Mental, Health, Design, Undergraduate, phenomenology, Phenomenology

How to Cite:

Rhee, J., (2022) “Presenting Design Collection About Mental Health Challenges: A Phenomenological Study of Fashion Majored Undergraduates’ Experiences”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 78(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/itaa.13469

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Published on
24 Sep 2022
Peer Reviewed