Table 3

Summary of professionals' first aid recommendations

Recommendation

Depression

Depression with Alcohol Misuse

Social Phobia

Psychosis


Helpful (Mean rating of >70%)

• Listen to problems in an understanding way

• Listen to problems in an understanding way

• Listen to problems in an understanding way

• Listen to problems in an understanding way

• Suggest seek professional help

• Suggest seek professional help

• Suggest seek professional help

• Suggest seek professional help

• Make an appointment for person to see GP

• Make an appointment for person to see GP

• Make an appointment for person to see GP

• Ask whether feeling suicidal

• Ask whether feeling suicidal

• Ask whether feeling suicidal


Harmful (Mean rating of >70%)

• Talk to firmly about getting act together

• Suggest a few drinks to forget troubles

• Talk to firmly about getting act together

• Talk to firmly about getting act together

• Suggest a few drinks to forget troubles

• Ignore until gets over it

• Suggest a few drinks to forget troubles

• Suggest a few drinks to forget troubles

• Ignore until gets over it

• Ignore until gets over it

• Ignore until gets over it


Jorm et al. BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:42   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-8-42

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