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Cross-sectional study
A range of personality traits and health beliefs influence mental health help-seeking behaviour in young people
  1. Amelia Gulliver
  1. The Australian National University, National Institute for Mental Health Research, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
  1. Correspondence to : Dr Amelia Gulliver, The Australian National University, National Institute for Mental Health Research, 63 Eggleston Road, Acton, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia; amelia.gulliver{at}anu.edu.au

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Implications for practice and research

  • Mental health services for young people should be delivered using non-threatening methods by trusted individuals.

  • Promoting help-seeking behaviour should focus on community programmes that foster general health motivation and educating young people on the specific benefits of services.

  • Future studies evaluating interventions designed to increase help seeking are needed.

Context

Young people have high levels of mental health problems, yet many of these young people do not seek professional help. Previous research on perceived factors influencing help-seeking in young people has focused on the barriers to help seeking, rather than identifying the facilitators …

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