Mental Health can affect anybody, don't be afraid to speak up if it affects you
Mental Health is a big issue for youth. For most, either you or someone you know will experience some kind of mental health issue in their lifetime, and more than likely while young.
With increased stress from the final years of secondary education and university studies, issues with working and money, trying to move out of home, or a million different scenarios, young people often suffer from depression, anxiety or some other form of mental illness.
Speaking up isn't weakness, it is a sign of strength. Services like Beyond Blue and Headspace, as well as school and university counsellors are available to help.
Facts about Mental Health
- One in sixteen young Australians are currently experience depression.
- One in six young Australians are currently experiencing an anxiety disorder.
- The leading cause of death for young people aged 15 to 24 is suicude.
- Men are at greater risk of suicide, but are less likely to seek out help.
Gawler Youth Mental Health Information Session
held 11 May 2016
To view the PowerPoint Presentation and other local service information delivered at this forum please see the files attached below.