Interesting findings from the 2013 Insights Report
Positive attitudes to mental health
99% reported believing ‘anyone can experience a mental health problem’. This result shows increased openness towards mental health and a growing understanding of the need to look after it.
Online is king
73% listed ReachOut.com as the first place they would go if they were going through a tough time. This was in preference to friends, family or a health professional.
Seeking help after hours
70% of our visitors connect with us in the evening or at weekends, indicating they’re more likely to contact online mental health services when they have more time to think and reflect.
The most common issues
Knowledge is power
Knowledge and understanding about help-seeking is linked to personal help-seeking behaviour. The higher a person rated their understanding of how to help a friend, the more likely they are to talk to someone themselves if they’re going through a tough time.
55% reported ‘severe’ levels of psychological distress
Younger respondents, i.e. 12 to 25 year-olds, reported higher levels of psychological distress compared to those over 25 years-old.
Download the ReachOut.com Insights Report 2013 .pdf (1.25MB)