The effect of an intervention for the improvement of university student mental health literacy.

[Speaker] Sato, Shuya:1
[Co-author] Shoji, Wataru:1, Ambo, Hideo:1, Ueno, Takashi:1
1:Tohoku University (Japan)

In order to maintain mental health, mental health literacy is attractive from a preventive point of view, For Japanese university students, an intervention for mental health literacy improvement has been carried out in a 90-minute tuition × 3 frame. This study has the approval of the ethics committee of graduate school of education, Tohoku university. An answer of around 400 characters was required in a free description form to confirm how awareness of help-seeking on the part of university students varied with intervention. As a results, most participants came to recognize the importance of help-seeking and social support. In addition, an improvement in mental health literacy was indicated. However, despite a general change in thinking, some answers indicated that a feeling of resistance with regard to help-seeking did not fade away. It is necessary to combat that feeling of resistance and affect a change in the actual behavioral level.
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