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Factors associated with perceived helpfulness and use of mental health websites by Australian young adults with a family history of mental illness

Authors
  • Perich, Tania;
  • Andriessen, Karl; 84047;
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2024
Source
Lirias
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Abstract

Young adults with a family history of mental illness may be vulnerable to develop mental health conditions based on genetic and environmental features. This study aimed to explore factors associated with the use of mental health websites for young adults aged 18-30 years who reported a family history of mental illness. Young adults (n = 469) who reported a family history of mental illness completed an online survey regarding their use of mental health websites, demographic questionnaires and the Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scales. In total, 194 (41%) participants reported using mental health websites, with the majority using these for their own mental well-being (n = 156; 33%). Having a previous history of a mental health condition was associated with mental health website use, along with having a prior history of drug use and having more than one family member diagnosed with a mental illness. / status: Published online

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