Families’ experiences of supporting Australian veterans to seek help for a mental health problem: a linked data analysis of national surveys with families and veterans
Elaine Waddell, Pilar Rioseco, Miranda Van Hooff, Galina Daraganova, David Lawrence, Wavne Rikkers, Louise Roberts, Tiffany Beks, Tiffany Sharp, Ben Wadham, Sharon Lawn
This article explores veteran mental health and help seeking from the point of view of their family members. It links surveys of 1,217 veterans and their family members, from the Family Wellbeing Study and Mental Health Wellbeing Transition Study. The findings highlight how barriers in military culture are more likely to impede help-seeking, rather than such factors as cost or access.
Waddell, E., Rioseco, P., Van Hooff, M., Daraganova, G., Lawrence, D., Rikkers, W., et al. (2022). Families' experiences of supporting Australian veterans to seek help for a mental health problem: a linked data analysis of national surveys with families and veterans. Journal of Mental Health, Advance online publication.