Journal article

headspace: National Youth Mental Health Foundation: Making headway with rural young people and their mental health

Craig A Hodges, Matthew S O'Brien, Patrick D Mcgorry

AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF RURAL HEALTH | BLACKWELL PUBLISHING | Published : 2007

Abstract

Mental health is the number one health issue affecting young people in Australia today, yet only one in four of these young people receive professional help. Approximately 14% of 12- to 17-year-olds and 27% of 18- to 25-year-olds experience mental health problems each year. However, many do not have ready access to treatment or are reluctant to seek that help. These issues might be exacerbated in the rural and remote regions of Australia where sociocultural barriers such as stigma, lack of anonymity and logistic difficulties including cost and availability of transport can hinder young people accessing mental health services. headspace: the National Youth Mental Health Foundation has been fu..

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