Journal article

Development of Chinese mental health first aid guidelines for psychosis: a Delphi expert consensus study

Wenjing Li, Anthony F Jorm, Yan Wang, Shurong Lu, Yanling He, Nicola Reavley

BMC Psychiatry | BMC | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Family and friends of a person developing a mental illness or in a mental health crisis can help the person until treatment is received or the crisis resolves. Guidelines for providing this 'mental health first aid' have been developed and disseminated in high-income countries. However, they may not be appropriate for use in China due to cultural and health care system differences. The aim of this study was to use the Delphi expert consensus method to develop culturally appropriate guidelines for a member of the public providing mental health first aid to someone with psychosis in mainland China. METHODS: A Chinese-language survey, comprising statements about how to provide menta..

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