Journal article

Preferences and intention of rural adolescents toward seeking help for mental health problems

CP Boyd, L Hayes, S Nurse, D Aisbett, K Francis, K Newnham, J Sewell

Rural and Remote Health | COLL MEDICINE & DENTISTRY JAMES COOK UNIV TOWNSVILLE | Published : 2011

Abstract

UNLABELLED: INTRODUCTION In Australia, rural adolescents still face barriers to obtaining professional psychological help due to poor availability and accessibility of services in rural areas when delay in seeking help for mental health problems can lead to poorer treatment outcomes. The aims of this study were to: investigate the preferences and intentions of rural Australian youth towards seeking help for mental health problems; determine predictors of help-seeking intention among rural adolescents; and verify results from previous qualitative research on the barriers to help-seeking in a rural context. METHOD: Participants were 201 adolescents recruited from 8 rural schools in the state o..

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