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Mental health first aid responses of the public: results from an Australian national survey

Jorm, Anthony F; Blewitt, Kelly A; Griffiths, Kathleen M; Kitchener, Betty A; Parslow, Ruth


BACKGROUND The prevalence of mental disorders is so high that members of the public will commonly have contact with someone affected. How they respond to that person (the mental health first aid response) may affect outcomes. However, there is no information on what members of the public might do in such circumstances. METHODS In a national survey of 3998 Australian adults, respondents were presented with one of four case vignettes and asked what they would do if that person was someone...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005-02-06
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1186/1471-244X-5-9


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