Start Date

10-5-2017 11:00 AM

End Date

10-5-2017 1:00 PM

Subjects

Women -- Mental health --Treatment -- Attitudes, Women -- Social conditions, Women -- Health and hygiene

Description

  • College students are dealing with serious mental health issues, and represent an important population to access when providing mental health services.
  • In particular, college women show a significant need for mental health services.
  • Though most universities provide free mental health counseling services, many students are unaware or reluctant to use those services.
  • Many factors contribute to this reluctance such as lack of knowledge about services and perceived stigma.
  • This study seeks to add to the existing body of literature on college student mental health by identifying barriers to mental health service access at a large public university, while uniquely focusing on the special mental health needs of collegiate women.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/20024

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May 10th, 11:00 AM May 10th, 1:00 PM

Barriers to Mental Health Service Access among Women at a Large Public University

  • College students are dealing with serious mental health issues, and represent an important population to access when providing mental health services.
  • In particular, college women show a significant need for mental health services.
  • Though most universities provide free mental health counseling services, many students are unaware or reluctant to use those services.
  • Many factors contribute to this reluctance such as lack of knowledge about services and perceived stigma.
  • This study seeks to add to the existing body of literature on college student mental health by identifying barriers to mental health service access at a large public university, while uniquely focusing on the special mental health needs of collegiate women.