Young People’s Mental Health is Finally Getting the Attention it Needs

Young People’s Mental Health is Finally Getting the Attention it Needs

Now more than ever, children and adolescents are experiencing mental health challenges. According to UNICEF, at least 40% of young people (10-19) are diagnosed with anxiety and depression. In addition, suicide is the 4th leading cause of death amongst this age group. However, only 1/3 of funding for mental health research is targeted toward children and adolescents. How is that possible? It is imperative that we invest in a brighter, healthier, and safer future for our youth.  

The COVID-19 pandemic, a UNICEF report, and a review of the latest research all highlight the urgent need for better prevention and treatment of youth anxiety and depression. 

Read about it here.