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Mental Health of Homeschoolers

Will the home educated grow up to be mentally healthy or not? Will they seek psychological help if they need it? Will they be taught by their parents to shun help? Some of the public wonder. Some researchers wonder.

Researcher Roya Dedeaux recognizes that there is significant diversity and complexity amongst the homeschooling community and its subcultures. With that in mind, she purposed in her study “… to explore the demographics of grown homeschoolers and parents of homeschoolers in the United States, measure their mental health characteristics, including levels of depression, anxiety, overall happiness, prioritization of character strengths, and to understand their attitude towards seeking psychotherapy” (p. 6).[1]

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