The silent epidemic of youth mental health

Modernity has offered many privileges to young people that were never available to previous generations. Technology, social media and the internet are features of modern life that provide ease for young people, whose lives are often juxtaposed to the arduous struggle of our grandparents. However, these benefits have serious implications, the effects of which are only becoming more apparent. One in four young Australians is suffering from serious mental health illness. Multicultural youth face the added pressures of higher unemployment, trauma from overseas and significant language or cultural barriers heightening their risk. Over 40,000 young Australians have attempted suicide....

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