- Research Assistant Professor
Lindsay Sheehan is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the Illinois Institute of Technology. She is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the Illinois. Sheehan teaches undergraduate and graduate courses at Illinois Tech and directs the Chicago Health Disparities Center (CHDC). She has received several funded awards through Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) for community-based participatory research on health disparities. Dr. Sheehan has over 10 years of experience working in community mental health care, including provision of counseling, case management, residential support, and vocational training services.
Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology
M.S., Illinois Institute of Technology
B.A., Augustana College
Community-based participatory research
Disclosure of suicidal thoughts and behaviors
Stigma related to mental illness, suicidality, and suicide loss
Ethnic health disparities and disability-related health disparities
Peer services in behavioral health
Supported education and supported employment for people with mental illness
Sheehan, L., Oexle,N.,Armas, S. A., Wan, H. T.,Bushman, M., Glover, L., Lewy, S., & Laique, A. (2021). The context of disclosing suicidality: An exploration with suicide attempt survivors. Journal of Counseling and Development.https://doi.org/10.1002/jcad.12414
Feigelman, W., Cerel, J., Sheehan, L., & Oexle, N. (2021). Using multiple regression analyses to uncover patterns of correlates of grief problems, depression and suicidal ideation among suicide bereaved individuals. OMEGA- Journal of Death and Dying.https://doi.org/10.1177/00302228211024812
Sheehan, L., Ballentine, S., Washington, L, Canser, M., Connor, J., Jones, R., Laster, E., Muhammed, K., Noble, S., Smith, R., Walley, G., Kundert, C., & Corrigan, P. W. (2021). Implementing community-based participatory research among African Americans with serious and persistent mental illness: A qualitative study. Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement, 14(1), 1-19. http://dx.doi.org/10.5130/ijcre.v14i1.6894
Nieweglowski, N. & Sheehan, L. (2021). Peer support specialists and people with mental illness: Navigating COVID-19 experiences. The Journal of Rehabilitation, 87(1), 55-63.
Corrigan, P. W., Sheehan, L., Nieweglowski, K., Qin, S., Walley, G. Winbush, K. & the CBPR team (2020). Availing reasonable accommodations for college students with psychiatric disabilities. Rehabilitation, Research, Policy and Education, 34(4), 275-283. http://dx.doi.org/10.1891/RE-19-26
Sheehan, L.,Oexle, N., Armas, S. A., Wan, H. T., Bushman, M., Glover, L., & Lewy, S. (2019). Benefits and risks of suicide disclosure. Social Science and Medicine, 16-23. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.01.023
Sayer, J., Paniagua, D., Ballentine, S., Sheehan, L., Carson, M., Nieweglowski, K., & Corrigan, P. (2019). Perspectives on diet and physical activity among urban African Americans with serious mental illness. Social Work and Health Care. doi:10.1080/00981389.2019.1587662
Oexle, N., Feigelman, W., & Sheehan, L. (2019). Perceived stigma, secrecy about suicide loss and mental health outcomes. Death Studies. Advanced online: https://doi.org/10.1080/07481187.2018.1539052
Sheehan, L., Oexle, N., Dubke, R., Wan, H. T., & Corrigan, P. W. (2018). The self-stigma of suicide attempt survivors. Archives of Suicide.Advanced online: https://doi.org/10.1080/13811118.2018.1510797
Corrigan, P., Sheehan, L., Morris, S., Larson, J. E., Torres, A., Lara, J. L., Paniagua, D., Mayes, J. & Doig, S. (2017). The impact of a peer navigator program in addressing the health needs of Latinos with serious mental illness. Psychiatric Services,69(4), 456-461.doi:10.1176/appi.ps.201700241
Sheehan, L., Torres, A., Lara, J. L., Paniagua, D., Larson J. E., Mayes, J., Doig, S….Corrigan, P. W. (2018). Qualitative evaluation of a peer navigator program for Latinos with serious mental illness. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 45(3), 495-504.doi:10.1007/s10488-017-0839-5
Sheehan, L., Corrigan, P. W., Al-Khouja, M., Lewy, S., Major, D., Mead, J., Redmon, M., Rubey, C. T., & Weber, S. (2018). Behind closed doors: The stigma of suicide loss survivors. Omega Journal of Death and Dying, 77(4), 330-349. doi:0.1177/0030222816674215
Nieweglowski, K. & Sheehan, L. (2017). Relationship depth and associative stigma of disability. Disability Studies Quarterly, 37(3), 1.
Sheehan, L. Dubke, R. & Corrigan, P. W. (2017). The specificity of suicide stigma. Psychiatry Research, 256, 40-45. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2017.06.015
Corrigan, P. W., Sheehan, L., Al-Khouja, M., & the Stigma of Suicide Research Team. (2017). Making sense of the public stigma of suicide: Factor analyses of its stereotypes, prejudices, and discriminations. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 38, 351-359. doi:10.1027/0227-5910/a000456
Sheehan, L., Corrigan, P. W., Al-Khouja, M.,&the Stigma of Suicide Research Team. (2017). Stakeholder perspectives on the stigma of suicide attempt survivors. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention. 38(2), 73-81. doi:10.1027/0227-5910/a000413
Sheehan, L. & Lewicki, T. (2016). Collaborative documentation in mental health: Trends and opportunities for rehabilitation counseling. Rehabilitation Research, Policy and Education,30(3), 305-320.
Sheehan, L., Fominaya, A., Bink, A., Kraus, D., Schmidt, A. & Corrigan, P. W. (2016). Stigma by any other name. Psychiatric Services, 67(12), 1373-1375.http://dx.doi.org/10.1176/appi.ps.201500319
Sheehan, L.,Nieweglowski, K., & Corrigan, P. W. (2016). The stigma of personality disorders. Current Psychiatry Reports, 18(1), 1-7.
Larson, J. E., Sheehan, L. Ryan, C, Lemp, S. & Drandorff, L. (2014). Practitioner perspectives on Individual Placement and Support (IPS) for individuals with serious mental illness. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 41(3), 225-235.
Sheehan L., Palermo C.V., & Corrigan P.W. (2021) Changing the stigma of health conditions. In: Crawford P., Kadetz P. (Eds). Palgrave encyclopedia of the health humanities. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-
Sheehan, L., Kundert, C. & Larson, J. E. (2021). Health navigators to address wellness for people with serious mental illness. In P. Corrigan & S. Ballentine (Eds.). Health and wellness in people living with serious mental illness. American Psychiatric Association Publishing.
Sheehan, L., Nieweglowski, K. & Sun, Y. (2021). Research considerations and community-based participatory research. In P. Corrigan & S. Ballentine (Eds.). Health and wellness in people living with serious mental illness. American Psychiatric Association Publishing.
Sheehan, L. & Corrigan, P. W. (2020). Stigma of disease and its impact on health. In C. S. Richards & L. M. Cohen (Eds.). The Wiley encyclopedia of health psychology. https://doi.org/