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Table 3 Summary of professionals' first aid recommendations

From: First aid strategies that are helpful to young people developing a mental disorder: beliefs of health professionals compared to young people and parents

Recommendation Depression Depression with Alcohol Misuse Social Phobia Psychosis
Helpful (Mean rating of >70%) • Listen to problems in an understanding way • Listen to problems in an understanding way • Listen to problems in an understanding way • Listen to problems in an understanding way
  • Suggest seek professional help • Suggest seek professional help • Suggest seek professional help • Suggest seek professional help
  • Make an appointment for person to see GP • Make an appointment for person to see GP   • Make an appointment for person to see GP
  • Ask whether feeling suicidal • Ask whether feeling suicidal   • Ask whether feeling suicidal
Harmful (Mean rating of >70%) • Talk to firmly about getting act together • Suggest a few drinks to forget troubles • Talk to firmly about getting act together • Talk to firmly about getting act together
  • Suggest a few drinks to forget troubles • Ignore until gets over it • Suggest a few drinks to forget troubles • Suggest a few drinks to forget troubles
  • Ignore until gets over it   • Ignore until gets over it • Ignore until gets over it