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Article: Role of social networks in the help-seeking experiences among Chinese suffering from severe mental illness in England: a qualitative study

TitleRole of social networks in the help-seeking experiences among Chinese suffering from severe mental illness in England: a qualitative study
Authors
KeywordsChinese
Mental illness
Help-seeking
Social networks
Issue Date2013
PublisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://bjsw.oxfordjournals.org/
Citation
The British Journal of Social Work, 2013, v. 43, p. 486-503 How to Cite?
AbstractThe onset of mental illness can have a significant impact on individuals' lives and on the people who they come into contact with in their social networks. This paper presents the findings of the exploratory stage of a larger study that aims to examine the role of social networks in the help-seeking process of Chinese people suffering from severe mental illness in England. The study used a qualitative phenomenological approach in which in-depth interviews were conducted with three Chinese people suffering from severe mental illness and four network ties who were involved in the help-seeking process. The results of the study showed that family may not be involved in every stage of help-seeking. The size of social networks of Chinese people suffering from mental illness became bigger and the composition of social networks became more diverse after their first contact with mental health services. The implications of the study encourage social workers and mental health professionals to explore resources in the wider social networks to ensure that Chinese people suffering from mental illness receive adequate support to meet their mental health needs.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/144573
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 1.027
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.771
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dc.contributor.authorYeung, EYWen_US
dc.contributor.authorIrvine, Fen_US
dc.contributor.authorNg, SMen_US
dc.contributor.authorTsang, SKMen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-03T06:14:36Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-03T06:14:36Z-
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe British Journal of Social Work, 2013, v. 43, p. 486-503en_US
dc.identifier.issn0045-3102-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/144573-
dc.description.abstractThe onset of mental illness can have a significant impact on individuals' lives and on the people who they come into contact with in their social networks. This paper presents the findings of the exploratory stage of a larger study that aims to examine the role of social networks in the help-seeking process of Chinese people suffering from severe mental illness in England. The study used a qualitative phenomenological approach in which in-depth interviews were conducted with three Chinese people suffering from severe mental illness and four network ties who were involved in the help-seeking process. The results of the study showed that family may not be involved in every stage of help-seeking. The size of social networks of Chinese people suffering from mental illness became bigger and the composition of social networks became more diverse after their first contact with mental health services. The implications of the study encourage social workers and mental health professionals to explore resources in the wider social networks to ensure that Chinese people suffering from mental illness receive adequate support to meet their mental health needs.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://bjsw.oxfordjournals.org/en_US
dc.relation.ispartofThe British Journal of Social Worken_US
dc.subjectChinese-
dc.subjectMental illness-
dc.subjectHelp-seeking-
dc.subjectSocial networks-
dc.titleRole of social networks in the help-seeking experiences among Chinese suffering from severe mental illness in England: a qualitative studyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailYeung, EYW: y.yeung@ljmu.ac.uken_US
dc.identifier.emailNg, SM: ngsiuman@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailTsang, SKM: hokitman@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityNg, SM=rp00611en_US
dc.identifier.authorityTsang, SKM=rp00594en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/bjsw/bcr199-
dc.identifier.hkuros198580en_US
dc.identifier.hkuros214462-
dc.identifier.hkuros226649-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000318815400005-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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