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Janelle R. Goodwill

PhD Student. Social Work/Psychology - Personality Graduate - 2020

Janelle R. Goodwill

Janelle R. Goodwill MSW'15 is a PhD candidate in the joint program in social work and psychology. Her research explores topics at the intersection of mental health, race, and gender, with a particular focus on depression and suicide in Black men. Janelle currently serves as a project manager for the Young Black Men, Masculinities, and Mental Health (YBMen) Project— a Facebook-based intervention designed to address the unique mental health and social support needs of Black college men. Her work has been supported by Active Minds and the Ford Foundation.

Dissertation Title

"A multi-method analysis of stigma, social support, and suicide ideation among Black college students"

Education

Year Degree   School
2020 PhD University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2015 MSW University of Michigan
2013 BA Michigan State University
Year Description
2019 Goodwill, J.R., & Watkins, D.C. (2019). Self-compassion, maladaptive coping strategies, and suicide ideation among Black college men and women. Society for Social Work and Research. Society for Social Work and Research 23rd Annual Conference. San Francisco, CA.
2019 Goodwill, J.R., & Mattis, J.S. (2019). Is stigma more harmful than we think? Assessing how stigma influences help-seeking behaviors, depression, and suicide ideation among Black men. The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Annual Conference. San Diego, CA.
2018 Goodwill, J.R., & Watkins, D.C. (2018). Adherence to masculine norms and suicide ideation in Black college men. American Psychological Association 126th Annual Convention. San Francisco, CA.
2018 Goodwill, J.R., & Watkins, D.C. (2018). Racialized experiences of masculinity and mental health among Black college men: Voices from the YBMen Project. Society for Social Work and Research 22nd Annual Conference. Washington, D.C.
2018 Goodwill, J.R., & Watkins, D.C. (2018). Conformity to masculine norms among young adult Black men. Ford Foundation Fellows Conference. Washington, D.C.
2018 Goodwill, J.R., & Watkins, D.C. (2018). Coping responses, depressive symptoms, and suicide ideation among Black college students. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA.
2018 Goodwill, J.R., Palmer, G.J., Cole-Lewis, Y.C., & Mattis, J.S. (2018). Religiosity, existential well-being, and optimism among Black American men. Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Convention. Atlanta, GA, March 1-3.
2017 Goodwill, J.R., Johnson, N.C., Allen, J.O, & Watkins, D.C. (2017). How do young Black men cope with mental health challenges? Findings from the YBMen Project. Society for Social Work and Research 21st Annual Conference. New Orleans, LA.
2017 Goodwill, J.R., Watkins, D. C. & Mattis, J.S. (2017). Masculinity and depression in Black college men. American Men’s Studies Association 25th Annual Conference. Ann Arbor, MI., March 30- April 2.
2017 Goodwill, J.R. & Watkins, D.C. (2017). How Does Media Influence Young Black Men's Conceptualization of Masculinity? Findings from the YBMen Project. Society for Social Work Research 21st Annual Conference. New Orleans, LA., January 11-15.
2016 Goodwill, J.R., Watkins, D.C, & Allen, J.O. (2016). Media representations and mental health among Black college men: Findings from the Young Black men, masculinities, and mental health (YBMen) project. University of Michigan Depression on College Campuses Conference. Ann Arbor, MI.
2016 Goodwill, J.R., Hammond, R., & Watkins, D.C. (2016). Intersections of Black masculinity and popular culture. American Men’s Studies Association Conference. Ann Arbor, MI.
2016 Goodwill, J.R., Watkins, D.C. (2016). “Mo Money, Mo Problems”: Racial differences in arrest rates for violent crimes among players in the National Football League. Society for Social Work Research 20th Annual Conference. Washington,D.C. January 13-17.

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