Barriers to Mental Health Service Access among Women at a Large Public University

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Beebe, Auburn
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College students are dealing with serious mental health issues, and represent an important population to access when providing mental health services. In particular, college women show a significant need for mental health services. Though most universities provide free mental health counseling services, many students are unaware or reluctant to use those services. Many factors contribute to this reluctance such as lack of knowledge about services and perceived stigma. This study seeks to add to the existing body of literature on college student mental health by identifying barriers to mental health service access at a large public university, while uniquely focusing on the special mental health needs of collegiate women.