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Table 5 Barriers to access to mental healthcare

From: What are the barriers to access to mental healthcare and the primary needs of asylum seekers? A survey of mental health caregivers and primary care workers

Reasons for not consulting Not at all A little A lot
Trivializing of mental suffering (N = 135) 39.3 % 31.1 % 29.6 %
Negative opinion of psychiatry (N = 134) 11.2 % 23.1 % 65.7 %
Fear of being stigmatized by one’s community (N = 134) 6.7 % 26.9 % 66.4 %
Lack of information on the existing mental healthcare services available (N = 133) 14.3 % 19.5 % 66.2 %
Complexity of the healthcare network (N = 135) 22.2 % 31.9 % 45.9 %
Fear of lack of confidentiality of consultations (N = 135) 24.4 % 28.9 % 46.7 %
Previous negative psychiatric experiences (N = 133) 49.6 % 31.6 % 18.8 %
Fear of receiving medication with side effects (N = 133) 44.4 % 30.8 % 24.8 %
Fear of involuntary hospitalization (N = 133) 51.9 % 24.1 % 24.1 %
Fear of being penalized in one’s application for asylum (N = 133) 51.9 % 21.8 % 26.3 %
Fear of being discriminated against by caregivers (N = 135) 65.2 % 22.2 % 12.6 %