Journal article

Effectiveness of a Mental Health Service Navigation Website (Link) for Young Adults: Randomized Controlled Trial (Preprint)

Lena Sanci, Sylvia Kauer, Sharmala Thuraisingam, Sandra Davidson, Ann-Maree Duncan, Patty Chondros, Cathrine Mihalopoulos, Kerrie Buhagiar

JMIR Publications Inc.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Mental health and substance use disorders are the main causes of disability among adolescents and young adults yet fewer than half experiencing these problems seek professional help. Young people frequently search the Web for health information and services, suggesting that Web-based modalities might promote help-seeking among young people who need it. To support young people in their help-seeking, we developed a Web-based mental health service navigation website called Link. Link is based on the Theory of Planned Behavior and connects young people with treatment based on the type and severity of mental health symptoms that they report. ..

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