Review: School-based mental health literacy interventions to promote help-seeking – a systematic review

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Background – School-based mental health literacy interventions aim to prevent mental disorders and promote mental wellbeing through improving the knowledge and understanding of mental health, mental disorders, and reducing stigma. Evidence suggests that good mental health literacy helps young people recognise mental health difficulties in themselves and in others, and seek help for mental health problems. Improved help-seeking can allow for early intervention, which prevents the progression of mental disorders and ultimately reduces the burden of mental disorders. The aim of this review is to identify and synthesise evidence on the effectiveness of school-based mental health literacy interventions in improving help-seeking outcomes.

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Authors: Karen Kei Yan Ma, Anne-Marie Burn, Joanna K. Anderson

First published: 14 November 2022

DOI: doi.org/10.1111/camh.12609

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