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Youth Mental Health

Youth Development Today
Youth Mental Health
By Youth Development Today • Issue #22 • View online
Just a few days ago, the PEW Research Center released a study on youth mental health in the United States. The findings show that anxiety and depression are on the rise, and that seven out of ten American adolescents see mental health as a major problem either personally or among their peers. Canadian statistics are similar: According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, an estimated 1.2 million children and youth in Canada are affected by mental illness (see UNICEF Canada below). Global findings from OECD and WHO are also far from positive.
The youth mental health resources in this issue are grouped into two sections. Part 1 is designed to help you orient yourself in the existing research. Part 2 offers resources on how teachers, youth workers, parents, mentors, or other caring adults can support youth well-being and positive development. I hope you find these materials helpful.
- Konrad

Part 1: What We Know About Teen Mental Health
Most U.S. Teens See Anxiety, Depression as Major Problems
Part 2: Supporting Youth Well-Being
Infographic: 10 Tips for Teens to Build Resilience
Are you an #educator looking to become #mentalhealth literate? (@teachmhorg) is a free, online modular resource developed in partnership with the Faculties of Education at @UBC, @stfxuniversity and @WesternU. #getliterate
Helping Young People in a Mental Health Crisis
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