World health Day


From Beyondblue
“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
http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2017/10/09/world-mental-health-day-julia-gillard-and-beyondblues-mission-to-help-anxious-australians-get-well_a_23237128/
https://www.beyondblue.org.au/the-facts

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.
https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/docs/default-source/factsheets/facts_figures.pdf?sfvrsn=10

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
https://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/national-help-lines-and-websites

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.
http://www.smh.com.au/comment/clicks-and-likes-contributing-to-a-teen-anxiety-crisis-20170726-gxjhcs.html

Young, stressed and depressed
Standardised tests, social media and cyberbullying all contribute to stress for young people.
https://www.australiascience.tv/young-stressed-and-depressed/

Links provided by Lindy Hathaway
Dickson College, ACT

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