publication . Article . Other literature type . 2021

A plea for the sustained implementation of digital interventions for young people with mental health problems in the light of the COVID‐19 pandemic

Kaess, Michael; Moessner, Markus; Koenig, Julian; Lustig, Sophia; Bonnet, Sabrina; Becker, Katja; Eschenbeck, Heike; Rummel‐Kluge, Christine; Thomasius, Rainer; Bauer, Stephanie;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2021 Journal: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry (issn: 0021-9630, eissn: 1469-7610, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Country: Switzerland
Abstract
The coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic and the consequent global lockdown posed a particular challenge for youths with mental health problems. Crucial interference with their everyday lives likely increased psychological distress while accessibility of conventional mental health care was limited. Ongoing online trials offer a unique opportunity to analyse mental health status and help-seeking behaviour of adolescents during the pandemic. The ProHEAD-online trial aims at improving help-seeking behaviour of children and adolescents with significant psychological impairment. From January to May 2020, 1,042 students had access to the ProHEAD-online platform providing...
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free text keywords: Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health, Developmental and Educational Psychology, Psychiatry and Mental health, 610 Medicine & health, 610 Medicine & health
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