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Table 2 Type and frequency of goals reported by 74 help-seeking young people: 166 goals analysed

From: Goal setting improves retention in youth mental health: a cross-sectional analysis

Goal category N (%)
Emotional management/feelings 107 (64%)
 Depression/mood symptoms 26
 Anxiety 25
 Self esteem 12
 Stress management 11
 General coping 10
 Anger management 7
 Suicide/self-harm 6
 Eating disorder 3
 Psychotic symptoms 3
 Trauma counselling 2
 Motivation 2
Relationship/interpersonal 20 (12%)
Vocational (work/study) 11 (7%)
Living skills (e.g. housing, community access) 9 (5%)
Alcohol and drug 6 (4%)
Physical health 3 (2%)
Other 9 (5%)