Many people experience a traumatic event at least once in their lifetime. But only a fraction of those traumatized and in need of mental health care receive psychosocial care or treatment. This may be due to barriers people experience within the help-seeking process. The individual help-seeking process is consequently highly relevant for any mental health care for trauma survivors. Understanding why people refrain from asking for help or delay the help-seeking process is central to understanding help-seeking after traumatization. Based on empirical data and theoretical models, an integrative model of individual mental health help-seeking is developed. This integrative model delineates parameters relevant for seeking psychosocial care or refraining from it.