Disabled students graduate from post-secondary education at a lower rate than non-disabled students. It is unknown if disabled and non-disabled students experience equal access to mental health services. This mixed methods study compared participants' reported psychological distress and willingness to utilize mental health services among disabled and non-disabled university students (N=96) and analyzed qualitative data regarding barriers and supports to utilizing mental health services. Disabled students reported more psychological distress and higher willingness to utilize mental health services than non-disabled students. These findings support the importance of promoting mental health care for disabled postsecondary students.
|Advisor:||Boland, Daubney H.|
|School:||New Mexico State University|
|School Location:||United States -- New Mexico|
|Source:||DAI-B 79/01(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Mental health, Counseling Psychology, Psychology|
|Keywords:||Disability, Mental Health Services, Mental Health Utilization, Post-Secondary Education, Psychological Distress, University Students|
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