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|Fifth biennial youth mental health report: 2012-2020 (report)||3.68 MB|
|Fifth biennial youth mental health report: 2012-2020 (summary booklet)||431.41 KB|
This report, by Mission Australia and the Black Dog Institute, reveals that substantially more young people in Australia are experiencing psychological distress than in 2012. The report also reveals that young people had higher odds of experiencing psychological distress if they identified as female, non-binary, living with disability, or as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.
The report explores how young people with mental health challenges think, feel and act by looking at the responses of 25,103 young people who answered the question measuring psychological distress in 2020. It also looks at their help-seeking behaviours – pinpointing the important role that friends, parents, services, schools and the internet and apps play as sources of support for young people who are experiencing psychological distress.
Key findings include: