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In a review of current literature focusing on help-seeking behaviors, adolescents, and barriers and motivators, several themes surfaced. The best way to synthesize these themes into a comprehensive format was to arrange them over a help-seeking continuum. This continuum, seen below, features the stages involved in the help-seeking process. A person seeking help may travel through this process using any of the stages before getting help for a problem. The influencing factors-motivators and barriers-play into the process at different points. These factors may stop the process, impede the process, or accelerate the process at any point.
Sensenig, Kelly, "College Students' Attitudes Toward Seeking Help for Mental Health Problems: A Vignette Approach" (2004). Honors Projects and Presentations: Undergraduate. 228.