Young people's difficulty in talking to others about mental health problems: An analysis of time trends in Switzerland
Michelle Dey, Nicola Jane Reavley, Anthony Francis Jorm
PSYCHIATRY RESEARCH | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2016
The article aimed to analyse time trends regarding young people's willingness to talk about mental health problems. Data on 16,774 participants (16-20-year olds) of the 'Swiss Multicentre Adolescent Survey on Health' (SMASH) were analysed. The survey was conducted in 1992/93 and in 2002. Logistic regression analyses were conducted to identify predictors associated with the self-reported willingness of youth to talk about mental health problems with adults (other than parents), friends or no one. Socio-demographic characteristics were used as covariates. These analyses were first carried out for the total sample and, in a second step, stratified by suicidality of the participants. The percent..View full abstract
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Awarded by Swiss National Science Foundation
The authors wish to acknowledge Pierre-Andre Michaud, Joan-Caries Suds and Andre Jeannin of the University of Lausanne for their kind permission to use the data from the SMASH survey. The Swiss National Science Foundation supported the fellowship of Michelle Dey (P2ZHP1_148710).