Aim: This study evaluated an online mental health literacy intervention to improve help-seeking for psychosis amongst parents of adolescents. Methods: A total of 2496 parents of first-grade junior high school students, recruited from a Japan-based survey company, participated in a randomized controlled trial in July 2016; participants were randomly allocated to the intervention (n = 1248) or control group (n = 1248). They were assessed at baseline and one-week post intervention. The intervention group received a 30-minute online educational programme that included a narrative of the mother of an adolescent with psychosis. Results: There were no between-group differences in changes in the rate of ‘no help-seeking’ in any hypothetical situations of a child's psychosis and prodromal symptoms. Conclusions: The intervention might have been suboptimal to improve mental health literacy for psychosis amongst parents of adolescents. A narrative message from a service user may be helpful to encourage parents in help-seeking.
|Journal||Early Intervention in Psychiatry|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 2023|
- social stigma
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Phychiatric Mental Health
- Psychiatry and Mental health
- Biological Psychiatry