Monthly Archives: August 2014

13 Aug, 2014

Celebrating Youth Day, UN stresses importance of good mental health

Each year 20 per cent of the world's young people experience a mental health condition, the United Nations reported in a new publication launched to coincide with International Youth Day which this year shines a spotlight on the importance of mental health. “The United Nations wants to help lift the veil that keeps young people locked in

12 Aug, 2014

UN Secretary-General attends International Youth Day event launching #MentalHealthMatters report

In New York today at an event to observe International Youth Day, the Secretary-General drew attention to a new UN publication disclosing that 20 percent of the world’s young people experience a mental health condition each year. The publication, Social Inclusion of Youth with Mental Health Conditions, underlines that the risks are especially great as young

6 Aug, 2014

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to join International Youth Day

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will be joining this year’s International Youth Day to address stigma and discrimination in youth with mental health conditions. Youth with mental health conditions are often subject to stigma and discrimination, largely due to an overall lack of awareness and understanding of mental health conditions. The stigma surrounding mental health issues