Journal article

Self-reported discriminatory and positive behaviours towards people with mental health problems: findings from an Australian national survey

Nicola J Reavley, Amy J Morgan, Alyssia Rossetto, Anthony F Jorm

SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY AND PSYCHIATRIC EPIDEMIOLOGY | SPRINGER HEIDELBERG | Published : 2018

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to explore self-reported avoidance, discrimination, and positive treatment by members of the public towards people with mental health problems. METHODS: In 2014, telephone interviews were carried out with 5220 Australians aged 18 +. Respondents were asked if they had known an adult with a mental health problem over the previous 12 months. If they had, they were asked further questions about the person's age, gender, relationship to the respondent, and their mental health problem. Respondents were then asked if they had avoided, discriminated against or treated the person more positively and, if so, some details about what happened. RESULTS: 19.9% of respon..

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