Background This study aimed to explore young
people’s experiences and perspectives
on seeking and accessing help for
mental health using traditional as well
as electronic means.
Discussion Participants appeared to have a good
sense of when help is needed and
how they wanted to be helped for
mental health problems. However,
participants described many negative
experiences, particularly restricted
access to help and breaches of trust.
There were concerns about privacy
and confidentiality with e-help, as well
as a general distrust and fear of harm
in seeking help.
Using interpretive phenomenological
analysis of the transcripts, three
- Young people’s perceptions of mental health problems in themselves and their peers
- Young people’s experiences of help and the importance of trust
- Young people’s perceptions of e-help and concerns about trust.
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