Action urgently needed to stem rising youth mental illness

A joint report released today by Mission Australia and Black Dog Institute shows more young Australians are in psychological distress than five years ago, with almost one in four young people in 2016 meeting the criteria for probable serious mental illness and young females twice as likely as males to report high psychological distress.

The report highlights the important role of friends, parents and the internet as sources of help for young people with a probable serious mental illness. (

To download the the full reports (pdf) click here:

Mission Australia Youth Mental Health Report

Youth Mental Health Report InfoGraphic

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