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Seeking help for depression from family and friends: a qualitative analysis of perceived advantages and disadvantages

Griffiths, Kathleen M.; Crisp, Dimity A.; Barney, Lisa; Reid, Russell


BACKGROUND People with depression often seek help from family and friends and public health campaigns frequently encourage such help seeking behaviours. However, there has been little systematically collected empirical data concerning the effects of such informal help seeking. The current study sought to investigate the views of consumers about the advantages and disadvantages of seeking support from family and friends for depression. METHODS Participants were the subset of 417 respondents to a...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011-12-15
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1186/1471-244X-11-196


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