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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.
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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