Mental health care in adolescence

Mental health care in adolescence

Adolescence is a stage of transition from childhood to adult life marked by physical, emotional and social changes that requires special attention to mental health.

According to data from the World Health OrganizationThis link will open in a new window, mental disorders represent 16% of the global burden of diseases and injuries in people between 10 and 19 years old, and they start at 14 years or earlier ; And worst of all, they are not detected, and therefore are not treated, in most cases.

This organization highlights that depression is one of the main causes of illness and disability in adolescence, while suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people between 15 and 19 years of age.

Promoting the psychological well-being of adolescents and protecting them from adverse experiences and risk factors that may affect their ability to develop their full potential is essential for their well-being during this stage and into adult life.

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