Megan Bolton is a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at Indiana University. Her research interests include the stigma of mental illness, the psychosocial causes and consequences of treatment and diagnosis, and the health care system. Her dissertation explores the social ties that affect both self-stigma endorsement and public stigma endorsement among college students, weaving together research related to contact theory, labeling theories, and emerging adulthood literature. Megan also received her master’s degree in sociology from IU and holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Rutgers University. Both her undergraduate honors thesis and Master’s thesis also focused on the stigma of serious mental illness.