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How people with Autism access mental health services specifically suicide hotlines and crisis support services, and current approaches to mental health care: a scoping review

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Cleary, M and West, S and Hunt, GE and McLean, L and Hungerford, C and Kornhaber, R, How people with Autism access mental health services specifically suicide hotlines and crisis support services, and current approaches to mental health care: a scoping review, Issues in mental health nursing, 43, (12) pp. 1093-1106. ISSN 1096-4673 (2022) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1080/01612840.2022.2108529

Abstract

For people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the risk of mental illness, including suicidality, has a higher prevalence than the general population. This scoping review explored how people with ASD access suicide hotlines/crisis support services; and current approaches to delivering mental health services (MHS) to people with ASD. A search identified 28 studies meeting the selection criteria with analysis revealing four key findings. The support received by the person with ASD influenced how they accessed MHS; people often encounter barriers to accessing MHS; a separation exists between autism and MHS; and no studies on accessing or delivering MHS through crisis hotlines. The presence of such autism-specific crisis hotlines and the dearth of studies suggest a void in the existing research.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:suicide, autism, hotlines, scoping review
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Mental health services
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Provision of health and support services
Objective Field:Mental health services
UTAS Author:Kornhaber, R (Dr Rachel Kornhaber)
ID Code:154727
Year Published:2022
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Nursing
Deposited On:2022-12-29
Last Modified:2023-01-18
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