Perceived Barriers and Facilitators of Mental Health Treatment- Seeking among University Students in Nairobi County

Abstract:

As many as 30% of university students have a mental health problem (Said, Kypri Bowman. 2013), and yet only two thirds seek treatment (Eisenberg et al., 2011). Owing to a shortage of Kenyan studies, gaps in service access in the university student population are not properly understood. Using a qualitative, exploratory approach, the present study was aimed at investigating university students' intentions to seek vestment for mental health problems, as well as explore their perceived banters and facilitators. Data was collected through four fonts group discussions comprised of 24 current students from the United States International University — Africa and the University of Nairobi. Data collected, which was analyzed using NVivo, revealed that the intention to seek treatment is low, and that knowledge barriers and attitudinal barriers are the biggest perceived banters that university students face. There ought to be more intentional promotional interventions aimed at helping students understand the symptoms of mental illness. The need for forums dedicated to disseminating this information to students and information about treatment could not be understated.
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APA

Aswani, B (2024). Perceived Barriers and Facilitators of Mental Health Treatment- Seeking among University Students in Nairobi County. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/perceived-barriers-and-facilitators-of-mental-health-treatment-seeking-among-university-students-in-nairobi-county

MLA 8th

Aswani, Bikwetti "Perceived Barriers and Facilitators of Mental Health Treatment- Seeking among University Students in Nairobi County" Afribary. Afribary, 04 May. 2024, https://afribary.com/works/perceived-barriers-and-facilitators-of-mental-health-treatment-seeking-among-university-students-in-nairobi-county. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

MLA7

Aswani, Bikwetti . "Perceived Barriers and Facilitators of Mental Health Treatment- Seeking among University Students in Nairobi County". Afribary, Afribary, 04 May. 2024. Web. 28 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/perceived-barriers-and-facilitators-of-mental-health-treatment-seeking-among-university-students-in-nairobi-county >.

Chicago

Aswani, Bikwetti . "Perceived Barriers and Facilitators of Mental Health Treatment- Seeking among University Students in Nairobi County" Afribary (2024). Accessed May 28, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/perceived-barriers-and-facilitators-of-mental-health-treatment-seeking-among-university-students-in-nairobi-county