Title

Mental Health on Campus: What Barriers are there to Seeking Help?

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Junior

Major

Psychology

Minor

Sociology

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Michael Bordieri

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

Previous research has found that mental health disorders on college campuses have become increasingly prevalent, and many college students are not seeking help for their psychological health. This study examines college students’ views on seeking help for mental health problems, as well as their knowledge about mental health resources on campus. In addition, the study aims to identify what barriers are preventing students from seeking treatment for their mental health problems and what college students believe are the benefits of seeking mental health treatment. Participants (N > 60) in this study were asked to complete questionnaires that measure both their perceived barriers and benefits regarding mental health treatment, as well as where they would seek help for their mental health if they felt they needed it. Results of this study will hopefully provide information about how college students feel about mental health services and how mental health services can adapt to better meet students’ needs.

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Mental Health on Campus: What Barriers are there to Seeking Help?

Previous research has found that mental health disorders on college campuses have become increasingly prevalent, and many college students are not seeking help for their psychological health. This study examines college students’ views on seeking help for mental health problems, as well as their knowledge about mental health resources on campus. In addition, the study aims to identify what barriers are preventing students from seeking treatment for their mental health problems and what college students believe are the benefits of seeking mental health treatment. Participants (N > 60) in this study were asked to complete questionnaires that measure both their perceived barriers and benefits regarding mental health treatment, as well as where they would seek help for their mental health if they felt they needed it. Results of this study will hopefully provide information about how college students feel about mental health services and how mental health services can adapt to better meet students’ needs.