“Anxiety is the most common mental health condition in Australia. In any one year, around 1 million Australian adults have depression, and over 2 million have anxiety. In Australia, it is estimated that 45 per cent of people will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime.”
One in 14 young Australians aged 4-17 experienced an anxiety disorder in 2015.
Beyondblue are now running the Know when anxiety is talking campaign. Excellent info about anxiety; checklist; signs and symptoms; management: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/the-facts/anxiety
From Black Dog Institute
20% of Australians will have a mental illness in any year. In Australia, youth 18-24 years old have the highest prevalence of mental illness, with the onset of mental illness typically around mid to late adolescence.
Interesting articles about anxiety from Generation Next: http://www.generationnext.com.au/?s=anxiety
10 anxiety management strategies: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/the-facts/anxiety/treatments-for-anxiety/anxiety-management-strategies
Finding help: https://www.ruok.org.au/findhelp
Understanding anxiety in young people – Prof. Jennie Hudson (Macquarie Uni): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbEAoDrT5fo
Clicks and likes contributing to a teen anxiety crisis
An increasing dependency on activities associated with the brain’s excitement-pleasure circuitry contributes to rising levels of anxiety and depression in teenagers today.
Young, stressed and depressed
Standardised tests, social media and cyberbullying all contribute to stress for young people.
Links provided by Lindy Hathaway
Dickson College, ACT