Young people too embarrassed to talk about mental health issues

1 August 2016

Startling new research has revealed the shocking role that “stigma” plays in preventing young Australians seeking help for mental health issues.

Headspace says each year, a quarter of all young people in this country will experience mental health issues, however many of them will not seek the help that they need.

Now, new data showed that 52 per cent of young people were embarrassed to discuss a mental health problem with anyone and nearly half were afraid of what others would think.

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How can we break down barriers and make it easier for young people to discuss their mental health concerns?

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