Journal article

Websites as a mode of delivering mental health information: perceptions from the Australian public

Liana S Leach, Helen Christensen, Kathy M Griffiths, Anthony F Jorm, Andrew J Mackinnon

SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY AND PSYCHIATRIC EPIDEMIOLOGY | SPRINGER HEIDELBERG | Published : 2007

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Many people with a mental disorder do not access help from mental health services. Internet websites may be a useful tool for disseminating mental health information to those who remain untreated, however little is known about people's perceptions of websites as mental health information sources. The current study examined characteristics that may influence belief in the helpfulness of websites as modes of delivering information about mental health. The study compared belief in the helpfulness websites to two traditional sources (bibliotherapy and health educators). METHODS: A total of 3,998 Australians aged 18 and above were surveyed. Logistic regression was used to explore the ..

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