What are the statistics of mental health for teens?
Unfortunately a significant proportion of young people experience mental health difficulties, and research appears to indicate that the numbers are increasing. This could be for a number of reasons, including: that increased community awareness means people are better able to identify these difficulties within themselves and others, and that the stigma around asking for assistance has started to reduce.
beyondblue’s dedicated website for youth has some general information about mental health and some statistics. You can find it here: https://www.youthbeyondblue.com/footer/stats-and-facts
If you're concerned about your own mental health or that of another young person there are lots of people and places that you can get help from to talk about what’s happening for you and how you feel. It might be a school counsellor or wellbeing coordinator, a teacher, family member, friend, GP or a support service.
Thanks for reaching out, I hope this helps!