A systematic review: Students with mental health problems - A growing problem

Storrie, Kim J., Ahern, Kathryn J. and Tuckett, Anthony G. (2010) A systematic review: Students with mental health problems - A growing problem. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 16 1: 1-6. doi:10.1111/j.1440-172X.2009.01813.x

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Author Storrie, Kim J.
Ahern, Kathryn J.
Tuckett, Anthony G.
Title A systematic review: Students with mental health problems - A growing problem
Journal name International Journal of Nursing Practice   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1322-7114
Publication date 2010-02
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-172X.2009.01813.x
Volume 16
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 6
Total pages 6
Editor Alan Pearson
Place of publication Carlton, Vic., Australia
Publisher Blackwell Science
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Subject C1
111714 Mental Health
920410 Mental Health
Formatted abstract
The number of university students with a serious mental illness has risen significantly over the past few years. A systematic review was conducted that addressed emotional and or mental health problems of university students worldwide. In total, 572 articles were identified, of which 11 met inclusion criteria. Issues identified included types of problems experienced by students, how staff dealt with these students, barriers to seeking help, tools that facilitated help-seeking and epidemiological trends in the university student population. Recommendations include (i) providing better links between the university and external mental health providers, and (ii) increasing students' awareness of existing support services within and external to the university. As it is unrealistic to expect all academic staff to have the expertise required to deal with students with emotional problems, it is also recommended that (iii) policies and personnel with expertise in mental health are available to provide guidance for staff.
© 2010 Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
Keyword Emotional disturbances
Mental health
Student health services
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