2017 Children’s Mental Health Report
The report is guided and organized according to three main concepts:
The adolescent brain develops until at least age 25.
Most mental health disorders have onset before 24.
Encouraging understanding of adolescent mental health through education and anti-stigma programs will change lives.
This report explores specific issues including:
- smartphones and social media
- substance use and abuse
- anxiety and depression
- psychotic episodes and schizophrenia
- suicide and self-harm
- unique challenges in adolescent mental health care
- evidence-based educational and therapeutic approaches for adolescents