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Table 3 Strategies employed in talking to a young person about their mental health problem in the past 6 months

From: Youth mental health first aid: a description of the program and an initial evaluation

  Pre-training (n = 99) 6-months (n = 99) p-value
Strategies employed (frequency ≥ 'Once'):    
Spent time listening to their problem 91.9% 99% 0.016
Helped to calm them down 66.7% 66.7% -*
Talked to them about suicidal thoughts 46.5% 54.6% 0.169
Recommended they seek professional help 72.7% 87.9% 0.003
Recommended self-help strategies 45.5% 68.7% <0.001
Gave them information about their problem 19.2% 45.5% < 0.001
Gave them information about local services 44.4% 63.6% 0.002
Made an appointment for them with services 31.3% 37.4% 0.327
Referred them to books or websites about their problem 20.2% 32.3% 0.043
  1. * could not be estimated.