Journal article

Awareness of beyondblue: the national depression initiative in Australian young people

Amy Morgan, Anthony Jorm

AUSTRALASIAN PSYCHIATRY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2007

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To measure awareness of beyondblue: the national depression initiative and Ybblue (the youth program of beyondblue) in Australian young people and associations between awareness and measures of mental health literacy. METHOD: A national telephone survey of mental health literacy was conducted with 3746 young people aged 12-25 years. Participants were asked to spontaneously recall organizations related to mental health problems, as well as whether they recognized beyondblue. RESULTS: Overall, 44% of young people were aware of beyondblue, including 12.1% who spontaneously recalled beyondblue as an organization related to mental health problems. Awareness was lower in males and gener..

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