Stressed, anxious, depressed: Why not seek help?

Kathleen Moore, Nektarios Alexi

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Mental illness is a serious health problem across the world. Over the past 30 years, considerable effort has been expended to provide the public with knowledge about mental health problems, to correct false beliefs concerning the mentally ill, and to increase the accessibility of mental health services for those in need (Jorm, 2011; Leaf, Bruce, Tischler & Holzer, 1987). Evidence indicates that over this period the public has become more knowledgeable about mental illness (Crocetti, Spiro & Siassi, 1974; Jorm, 2000, 2011) and while there has been an increase in the proportion of the population seeking help for mental and emotional problems this figure remains low (Andrew & Henderson, 2000; Veroff, Kulka & Douvan, 1981 ). It is the aim in this chapter to discuss why this might be so.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStress and Anxiety
Subtitle of host publicationTheories and Realities
EditorsKathleen Moore, Petra Buchwald
Place of PublicationBerlin, Germany
PublisherLogos Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783832547172
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2018


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Moore, K., & Alexi, N. (2018). Stressed, anxious, depressed: Why not seek help? In K. Moore, & P. Buchwald (Eds.), Stress and Anxiety: Theories and Realities (pp. 45-54). Logos Verlag.