Dr. Kristin Kosyluk stands at the forefront of mental health research in the United States, driving a paradigm shift that holds the potential to reverse the escalating mental health crisis.
Through her groundbreaking work, she has unveiled a powerful truth: “lived experience” narratives have the unparalleled ability to combat mental health stigma, conquer procrastination, and accelerate individuals’ journeys toward seeking essential, and often critical, help.
Dean’s Outstanding Research Award
College of Behavioral and Community Sciences International Collaboration Travel Award
Outstanding Behavioral Health Researcher Award from the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute
Dr. Kosyluk has over a decade of academic appointments at some of the US’s most revered institutions including:
The University of South Florida, The University of Texas at El Paso and The Illinois Institute of Technology
Dr. Kosyluk has over 42 publications in some of the US’s most esteemed academic publications, including:
American Journal of Public Health, Journal of Social Psychology and the Journal of Mental Health
Dr. Kosyluk’s pioneering research has scientifically proven that lived experience narratives are fundamental to mental health recovery. These narratives alone hold the unequivocal power to break-down age-old, but outdated, barriers, dismantle stigmas, and inspire change on a global scale.
Without these narratives, Dr. Kosyluk hypothesizes that the mental health crisis will persist, leaving countless individuals trapped in isolation due to stigma and procrastination, unable to seek the support they urgently need.
Dr. Kosyluk envisions a future where lived experiences illuminate the path to recovery for those trapped in turmoil, isolated by invisible barriers and internal battles.
By placing lived experiences at the forefront of mental health care, we can revolutionize the way in which society views mental illness, dismantling taboos and fostering open conversations about the reality of mental health.