Dominican University of California
 

Presentation or Panel Title

School Therapists/Counselors Perception of Access to Mental Health Care & How it Affects College Students

Location

Guzman Lecture Hall, Dominican University of California

Start Date

4-20-2017 6:00 PM

End Date

4-20-2017 7:00 PM

Department

Health Sciences

Student Type

Undergraduate

Faculty Mentor

Michaela George, MPH, Ph.D.

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

Past studies have researched access to mental health care among youth, adolescents, and young adults (Bains & Diallo 2016; Clark et al. 2014; Gamble & Lambros 2014; Kosyluk et al. 2016; Pedersen & Paves 2014; Prince 2015; Salloum et al. 2016). There has been an increasing amount of interest of conducting studies in school settings (Clark et al. 2014; Kosyluk et al. 2016; Pedersen & Paves 2014; Prince 2015; Salloum et al. 2015). Not a lot of research has been done to assess the access of mental access to health care for college students (Kosyluk et al. 2016; Pedersen & Paves 2014; Prince 2015). Research on mental health in college students shows that mental health is a growing concern that needs to be addressed within the public health field and on college campuses. (Kosyluk et al. 2016; Pedersen & Paves 2014; Prince 2015). Research has also shown that even though college students are aware of their unstable mental health state, not many of them seek medical attention due to stigma (Kosyluk et al. 2016; Pedersen & Paves 2014; Prince 2015). It appears that stigma is one of the biggest challenges to get the younger generation taking advantage of mental health care due to barriers such as stigma (Kosyluk et al. 2016; Pedersen & Paves 2014; Prince 2015; Salloum et al. 2015). Other obstacles besides stigma are: socioeconomic status, culture, shame, discrimination, and treatment perception (Gamble & Lambros 2014). Studying mental health in college students is important because it is a growing public health problem within this generation. Studies have shown that in the United States, 37.4% college students reported anxiety in the past 12 months; one- third have reported debilitating depression; and 9% of college students have contemplated suicide within their lifetime (Prince 2015). Access to mental health care is crucial component of treating mental illnesses and researchers have found that it methods such as education, awareness through empowerment and new attitudes are beneficial to the cause (Kosyluk et al. 2016).

This study will be focused on how barriers of accessing mental health care and how it affects the mental health status in college students based on a school therapist or counselors perspective. Interview questions will explore topics of college students who are at risk, mental health care and how mental health care is accessed on college campuses, and perceived barriers.

Bains, R.M. & Diallo, A.F. (2016) Mental health services in school - based health centers: Systematic review. The Journal of School Nursing 32:1, 8 -19, DOI: 10.1177/1059840515590607.

Clark, T.C., Johnson, E.A., Kekus, M., Newman, J., Patel, P.R., Fleming, T., & Robinson, E. (2014). Facilitating access to effective and appropriate care for youth with mild to moderate mental health concerns in New Zealand. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing 27 190- 200, DOI: 10.1111/jcap.12095.

Gamble B.E. & Lambros K.M. (2014). Provider perspectives on school- based mental health for urban minority youth: Access and services. Retrieved from http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1044126.pdf

Kosyluk, K.A., Al- Khouja, M., Bink, A., Buchholz, B., Ellefson, S., Fokuo, K., … Corrigan, P.W. (2016). Challenging the stigma of mental illness among college students. Journal of Adolescent Health 59. 325 - 331, DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2016.05.005.

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School Therapists/Counselors Perception of Access to Mental Health Care & How it Affects College Students

Guzman Lecture Hall, Dominican University of California

Past studies have researched access to mental health care among youth, adolescents, and young adults (Bains & Diallo 2016; Clark et al. 2014; Gamble & Lambros 2014; Kosyluk et al. 2016; Pedersen & Paves 2014; Prince 2015; Salloum et al. 2016). There has been an increasing amount of interest of conducting studies in school settings (Clark et al. 2014; Kosyluk et al. 2016; Pedersen & Paves 2014; Prince 2015; Salloum et al. 2015). Not a lot of research has been done to assess the access of mental access to health care for college students (Kosyluk et al. 2016; Pedersen & Paves 2014; Prince 2015). Research on mental health in college students shows that mental health is a growing concern that needs to be addressed within the public health field and on college campuses. (Kosyluk et al. 2016; Pedersen & Paves 2014; Prince 2015). Research has also shown that even though college students are aware of their unstable mental health state, not many of them seek medical attention due to stigma (Kosyluk et al. 2016; Pedersen & Paves 2014; Prince 2015). It appears that stigma is one of the biggest challenges to get the younger generation taking advantage of mental health care due to barriers such as stigma (Kosyluk et al. 2016; Pedersen & Paves 2014; Prince 2015; Salloum et al. 2015). Other obstacles besides stigma are: socioeconomic status, culture, shame, discrimination, and treatment perception (Gamble & Lambros 2014). Studying mental health in college students is important because it is a growing public health problem within this generation. Studies have shown that in the United States, 37.4% college students reported anxiety in the past 12 months; one- third have reported debilitating depression; and 9% of college students have contemplated suicide within their lifetime (Prince 2015). Access to mental health care is crucial component of treating mental illnesses and researchers have found that it methods such as education, awareness through empowerment and new attitudes are beneficial to the cause (Kosyluk et al. 2016).

This study will be focused on how barriers of accessing mental health care and how it affects the mental health status in college students based on a school therapist or counselors perspective. Interview questions will explore topics of college students who are at risk, mental health care and how mental health care is accessed on college campuses, and perceived barriers.

Bains, R.M. & Diallo, A.F. (2016) Mental health services in school - based health centers: Systematic review. The Journal of School Nursing 32:1, 8 -19, DOI: 10.1177/1059840515590607.

Clark, T.C., Johnson, E.A., Kekus, M., Newman, J., Patel, P.R., Fleming, T., & Robinson, E. (2014). Facilitating access to effective and appropriate care for youth with mild to moderate mental health concerns in New Zealand. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing 27 190- 200, DOI: 10.1111/jcap.12095.

Gamble B.E. & Lambros K.M. (2014). Provider perspectives on school- based mental health for urban minority youth: Access and services. Retrieved from http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1044126.pdf

Kosyluk, K.A., Al- Khouja, M., Bink, A., Buchholz, B., Ellefson, S., Fokuo, K., … Corrigan, P.W. (2016). Challenging the stigma of mental illness among college students. Journal of Adolescent Health 59. 325 - 331, DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2016.05.005.