Journal article

Does mental health-related discrimination predict health service use 2 years later? Findings from an Australian national survey

Nicola J Reavley, Amy J Morgan, Dennis Petrie, Anthony F Jorm

Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology | SPRINGER HEIDELBERG | Published : 2020

Abstract

PURPOSE: Stigma and discrimination are central concerns for people with mental health problems. The aim of the study was to carry out a follow-up survey of a national survey of experiences of avoidance, discrimination and positive treatment in people with mental health problems to explore how those experiences relate to health service use. METHODS: In 2017, telephone interviews were carried out with 655 Australians aged 18+, who had participated in a 2014 survey and reported a mental health problem or scored highly on a symptom screening questionnaire. Questions covered mental health, disclosure, health service utilisation, and experiences of avoidance, discrimination and positive treatment ..

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