Stopped, Delayed or Discouraged: What Are the Barriers for Adolescents Fully Engaging in the Mental Health System?

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to identify factors that stopped, discouraged or delayed mental health help-seeking in adolescents. An Online survey of 113 adolescents aged 14–18 years old, living in Perth, Western Australia, was conducted. For participants who had not yet accessed a mental health service, the top barrier was ‘Having no-one who could help me get professional care’ (62%). For participants who had previously accessed a mental health service, the top barrier was ‘Previous experiences with a mental health service were not helpful’ (63%). Major reported barriers in this population included financial costs, negative past experiences and having no one to help access professional care.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 10 Oct 2019

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