Year: 2005 Source: Journal of Clinical Psychology, v.61, no.12, (December 2005), p.1525-1539 SIEC No: 20061022

In a sample of 269 nonclinical Australian high school students, the impact of hopelessness, previous mental health care, beliefs, & attitudes toward professional psychological help on the help negation relationship was examined. Suicide ideation significantly predicted lower help seeking intentions & although hopelessness could not explain the help negation effect, it moderated the effect for seeking help from family. Although previous mental health care was unable to explain the effect fully for professional mental health sources, beliefs, & attitudes about professional psychological help could. (40 refs.)