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Barriers to Care

Barriers to Care: Fiction’s Potential Influence on Inhibiting Help-Seeking

Although estimates vary, it is generally agreed that at least 40% of people who suffer mental health issues do not receive mental health care.  Barriers to care include concrete barriers like limited access to providers and financial constraints; other barriers are attitudinal and may center on societal stigma or negative personal beliefs about treatment’s effectiveness.

In fact, beliefs and attitudes may pose more substantial barriers to care than do economic obstacles (Mojtabai et al., 2011). ...
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