The Kids Are Not Alright
The World Health Organization recently released its mental health report, which analysed the scale of the mental health crisis and set forth actionable steps for governments worldwide.
Worryingly, it also outlined a decline in the mental health of children and adolescents. It was revealed 14% of adolescents are currently living with a mental disorder and, as many do not respond to conventional treatments, suicide is the fourth leading cause of death in 15–29-year-olds.
Many mental illnesses are rooted in childhood, with onset during these critical years. By recognising the decline in the mental health of children today, healthcare providers can better prepare for the challenges faced tomorrow.READ MORE