Overcoming stigma: how young people position themselves as counselling service users.

@article{Prior2012OvercomingSH,
  title={Overcoming stigma: how young people position themselves as counselling service users.},
  author={Seamus Prior},
  journal={Sociology of health & illness},
  year={2012},
  volume={34 5},
  pages={697-713}
}
Increasing attention has been focused on adolescent help-seeking in relation to services aimed at promoting mental health and wellbeing. Much research reinforces the ubiquity of concerns about negative stigmatisation by peers as a barrier to young people accessing services. This paper draws on interviews conducted with young people, who completed a course of counselling in school, to investigate how they managed and negotiated this. Drawing on positioning theory from discourse analysis, young… CONTINUE READING
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