Journal article

Influences on adolescent help-seeking for mental health problems

S Pearson, C Hyde

Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools | Cambridge University Press | Published : 2020

Abstract

Published by Cambridge University Press. Seeking help for mental health concerns is critical for improving wellbeing and preventing the development of mental health disorders, yet many adolescents with mental health problems fail to seek professional help. It is well established that young people with mental health problems face a variety of barriers to help-seeking; however, little is known about the ways in which these barriers interact to impact upon the help-seeking process. Guided by the reasoned action approach, this study investigated the predictive relationship between factors that influence help-seeking. Results revealed that mental health knowledge significantly predicted help-seek..

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