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Mental Health & Youth

  • "Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all." ~ Bill Clinton

    A myriad of challenges await young people as they transit from adolescents to young adults. They face such challenges as academic pressures from higher levels of education, social pressures of starting a career, family or having to deal with illness or death of a loved one.

    Because of this, young people may be vulnerable to the onset of major mental health problems. Studies show that one in five young people has a mental health disorder. Mental health problems can be treated and early intervention ensures good recovery. The first step is to recognise the warning signs and symptoms and get professional help.

    If you are concerned about yourself or someone you know, contact CHAT for an assessment or seek help from other resources.

    Remember, every young person's mental health is important. And help is available.