Youth Mental Health Report

Publisher: Mission Australia, 2014

Status – CURRENT

In 2013, 14,461 young people aged 15-19 were surveyed in relation to alcohol, body image, bullying/emotional abuse, coping with stress, depression, discrimination, drugs, family conflict, gambling, personal safety, school or study problems and suicide. Considerable gender differences were found, with females almost twice as likely to be classified as having a probable serious mental illness as males (26.2% compared to 13.8%).

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