‘It’s a bit taboo’

a qualitative study of Norwegian adolescents’ perceptions of mental healthcare services

Kjersti Balle Tharaldsen, Paul Stallard, Pim Cuijpers, Edvin Bru, Jon Fauskanger Bjaastad

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to investigate adolescents’ perspectives on mental healthcare services. Based on theoretical perspectives concerning barriers for help-seeking, individual interviews were carried out in order to obtain the adolescents’ perspectives on knowledge of services for mental health problems, potential barriers for help-seeking, and services to which they have access. The sample consisted of vocational students from an upper secondary school in the southwest of Norway (n = 8). None of the informants was currently in treatment for mental health problems. Interview data were transcribed and analysed with the assistance of NVivo Software. Qualitative content analysis indicated that the adolescents have limited knowledge of available resources, and, that stigma-related factors may prevent the adolescents from seeking help for mental health problems. Future directions for delivering mental health services for adolescents are given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-126
Number of pages16
JournalEmotional and Behavioural Difficulties
Volume22
Issue number2
Early online date3 Nov 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2017

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Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • barriers
  • help-seeking
  • mental health
  • stigma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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‘It’s a bit taboo’ : a qualitative study of Norwegian adolescents’ perceptions of mental healthcare services. / Tharaldsen, Kjersti Balle; Stallard, Paul; Cuijpers, Pim; Bru, Edvin; Bjaastad, Jon Fauskanger.

In: Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, Vol. 22, No. 2, 03.04.2017, p. 111-126.

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Tharaldsen, Kjersti Balle ; Stallard, Paul ; Cuijpers, Pim ; Bru, Edvin ; Bjaastad, Jon Fauskanger. / ‘It’s a bit taboo’ : a qualitative study of Norwegian adolescents’ perceptions of mental healthcare services. In: Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties. 2017 ; Vol. 22, No. 2. pp. 111-126.
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