Emotional Distress and Mental Health Service Use Among Urban Homeless Adolescents

@article{Solorio2006EmotionalDA,
  title={Emotional Distress and Mental Health Service Use Among Urban Homeless Adolescents},
  author={M. Rosa Solorio and Norweeta G. Milburn and Ronald M. Andersen and Sharone Trifskin and Michael A. Rodríguez},
  journal={The Journal of Behavioral Health Services \& Research},
  year={2006},
  volume={33},
  pages={381-393}
}
The Expanded Behavioral Model for Vulnerable Populations was used to examine the predisposing, enabling, and need factors associated with mental health service use in a homeless adolescent sample (N = 688). Among all youth, 32% perceived a need for help with mental health problems and 15% met Brief-Symptom Inventory (BSI) criteria for emotional distress. The rate of mental health service use in our sample was 32%. One enabling factor, having a case manager/discussed mental health concerns, and… 

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