The Rural Psychology and Integrated Care training program has a research team with the goal of looking at the role that stigma around mental health concerns plays in rural areas. The team started meeting in the spring semester of 2011 and began thinking about and brainstorming ideas for a research project that would further our understanding of rural concerns. The group decided to examine factors of stigma (public and private) and emotional expressivity for individuals from rural areas, along with a comparison college sample. The goal of the research is to get a more clear idea of how much, or little, stigma exists around mental health for individuals from rural communities. The group is currently in the data collection phase and we have submitted our project for the National Association for Rural Mental Health conference in Alaska, 2012 as well as the American Psychological Association conference in Florida, 2012. The group consists of graduate students: Astrid Dcunha, Lauren Fuller, Lindsay Kujawa, Erin Martin, Theresa Tomsyck, Erlend Weise, Shawn Whiting; and faculty advisor Rachel L. Navarro, Ph.D.