Male secondary school student's attitudes towards using mental health services.

@article{Burke2008MaleSS,
  title={Male secondary school student's attitudes towards using mental health services.},
  author={Shane M Burke and Rodrigo Kerr and Patrick McKeon},
  journal={Irish journal of psychological medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={
          52-56
        }
}
OBJECTIVES The rate of suicide among young men is rising. However, young men are reluctant to use mental health services. In this study we explored young men's attitudes towards mental illness and mental health services, as well as their willingness to use these services. METHODS Four focus groups were conducted in two Dublin schools. A total of 18 students participated in the study. RESULTS Students held negative views towards mental health services, particularly in respect to psychiatric… CONTINUE READING