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Table 10 Percentage likely to encourage a peer to seek help from each help source

From: Australian adolescents’ beliefs and help-seeking intentions towards peers experiencing symptoms of depression and alcohol misuse

Depression (Sarah) n % Alcohol misuse (Samuel) n %
Her mother 2124 86.2% School counsellor 1793 72.8%
School counsellor 1998 81.1% Mental health professional outside of school 1757 71.3%
Her father 1984 80.5% His father 1745 70.8%
Another relative or family member 1932 78.4% His mother 1712 69.5%
Mental health professional outside of school 1905 77.3% Alcohol and drug worker 1685 68.4%
Phone help line (e.g., Lifeline, Kids Helpline) 1632 66.2% Another relative or family member 1647 66.8%
Doctor/GP 1468 59.6% Phone help line (e.g., Lifeline, Kids Helpline) 1487 60.4%
Teacher 1461 59.3% Doctor/GP 1475 59.9%
A friend (not related to Sarah) 1304 52.9% A friend (not related to Samuel) 1169 47.4%
Her boyfriend or girlfriend 1132 45.9% His boyfriend or girlfriend 929 37.7%
Information from a reliable internet website 732 29.7% Teacher 890 36.1%
Alcohol and drug worker 560 22.7% Information from a reliable internet website 749 30.4%
Information from an internet chat room or blog 312 12.7% Information from an internet chat room or blog 359 14.6%
I would not encourage Sarah to seek help from anyone 175 7.1% I would not encourage Samuel to seek help from anyone 240 9.7%
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