Headstrong,a charity supporting young people’s mental health in Ireland released it’s annual report for 2013 this morning.
The top ‘presenting issues’ were: anxiety, tension, worry (17%), anger (11%), family problems (10%), feelings of depression (10%), and isolation from others/withdrawal (10%).
Headstrong’s Dr [Sheelah] Ryan sez:
“Every community needs help to support our young people’s mental health and every system designed for our young people needs to be strengthened. It’s plain and it’s simple.” Dr Tony Bates, Founding Director, of Headstrong said at the launch. “And if we don’t intervene now as a country and make our young people’s mental health a national priority we are just storing up and escalating entrenched mental health issues for the future.”
Earlier: Talk Is Cheap
Thanks Claire Colcannon