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Table 4 Responses to the depression and alcohol misuse vignettes

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

Depression (Sarah) n % Alcohol misuse (Samuel) n %
Depression 1472 59.7% Alcohol/drug problem 1287 52.3%
Other mental health condition 97 3.9% Other mental health condition 222 9.0%
Non-clinical mood/behavioural descriptors 325 13.2% Lack of knowledge/poor decision making 71 2.9%
Alcohol/drugs 76 3.1% Poor coping/problem management 165 6.7%
Negative experience trigger 258 10.4% Peer/social context 151 6.1%
Physical health problem 15 0.6% Negative experience trigger 121 4.9%
Don’t know/unable to identify a problem 133 5.4% Don’t know/unable to identify a problem 214 8.7%
Nothing/it’s normal/just adolescence 34 1.4% Nothing/it’s normal/just adolescence 109 4.4%
Weak/lazy 11 0.4% Weak/stupid/attention-seeking 41 1.7%
Missing 43 1.6% Missing 82 3.3%
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