Table 1

The top three barriers to help-seeking as ranked by participants in written activity
Rank Barriers Scorea
1 Not knowing about mental disorders or what the symptoms are 18
2 Not knowing when to seek help 18
3 Worried about what others will think [pooled data: coach (7), friends (6), teammates (2), family (1)] 16

Note:a Ranks reverse scored and cumulated across participants. Scores for each topic were calculated by cumulating the reverse-scored ranks (i.e., 1 = 3, 2 = 2, 3 = 1) across participants. Higher scores indicate higher ranked importance.

Gulliver et al.

Gulliver et al. BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:157   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-12-157

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