Title

Youth with mental illness: Attitudes towards and therapeutic benefits of residential stepped care

RIS ID

94781

Publication Details

Magor-Blatch, L. E. & Ingham, L. (2015). Youth with mental illness: Attitudes towards and therapeutic benefits of residential stepped care. Community Mental Health Journal, 51 (3), 338-346.

Abstract

There is little research reporting the "lived experience" of young people undertaking treatment for mental health conditions. This pilot study explores the phenomenological experiences of a small group of six young people aged 14-18 years who were resident of a youth stepped-care mental health program in the Australian Capital Territory. Using semi-structured interviews, data were collected and two main themes emerged: (a) "Life engagement" and (b) "Relationships." Participants also provided responses on self-report measures at baseline and follow-up and feedback on aspects of the program. Further research is suggested to build on this study to increase research outcomes.

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Link to publisher version (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10597-014-9778-8