Presentations to a Melbourne eating disorder clinic jumped by 63% in 2020, as young people struggled with isolation, loneliness and boredom.
Is there a mental health crisis among young people, or are worry and sadness to be expected? Pathologizing normal, healthy responses to adverse events promotes misunderstanding about mental illness.
New research shows the dire effects of the pandemic on the mental health of children and youth, with as many as 25 per cent of young people affected. Immediate action can help address this distress.
You’re probably wrong about how much time you spend on your devices, and that has big implications for the link between device use and mental health.
The federal budget’s A$2.3 billion for mental health may well make it easier to access services. But there’s no guarantee this will translate to improved mental health in Australia — here’s why.
Current mental health services aren’t targeted at young people. The few that are specialise in either complex mental health disorders, or newly emerging ones. We need a place that does everything.
Suicide prevention experts believe parents can engage in an honest and safe conversation about suicide with kids.
High rates of youth mental illness show the urgent need for accessible, affordable and research-backed mental health care. It’s crucial to include young people’s voices in shaping these resources.