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It's #WorldMentalHealthDay.

DYK: Half of all #mentalhealth conditions start by 1️⃣4️⃣ years of age, but most cases are undetected and untreated.
WE ALL have a role to play in supporting adolescents 👧🏾🧒🏼👦🏿👩🏽 with their mental health #LetsTalk
Some adolescents are at greater risk of #mentalhealth conditions due to their living conditions, stigma, discrimination or exclusion, or lack of access to quality support and services #WorldMentalHealthDay
Emotional disorders commonly emerge during adolescence.
In addition to depression or anxiety, adolescents with emotional disorders can also experience excessive irritability, frustration, or anger #WorldMentalHealthDay
Globally, #anxiety is the 8⃣th leading cause of illness and disability among all adolescents.
#Depression is the 9⃣th
#Eatingdisorders commonly emerge during adolescence and young adulthood. Most eating disorders affect females more commonly than males #WorldMentalHealthDay
It is estimated that 62,000 adolescents died in 2016 as a result of self-harm.
#Suicide is the third leading cause of death in older adolescents (15–19 years)
Worried that your child is depressed?
Read this: #WorldMentalHealthDay
By the time you finish reading this op/ed by @DrTedros and @ladygaga, at least six people will have killed themselves around the world.
It’s #TimetoAct!
Promotion of #mentalhealth and wellbeing helps adolescents in building resilience so that they can cope well in difficult situations or adversities
Psychotropic medication should be used with great caution and should only be offered to adolescents with moderate-severe #mentalhealth conditions when psychosocial interventions prove ineffective
Prevention of mental distress and illness among adolescents and young adults begins with being aware of and understanding the early warning signs and symptoms of mental illness
#WorldMentalHealthDay #TimetoAct
We cannot achieve health and well-being without investing in promotion and prevention in mental health. It’s #TimetoAct!
#WorldMentalHealthDay #HealthForAll

🎞: @UnitedGMH
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