11 Aug, 2014

United Nations Secretary-General’s message for International Youth Day (12 August 2014)

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A new publication from the United Nations shows that 20 per cent of the world’s young people experience a mental health condition each year.  The risks are especially great as they transition from childhood to adulthood.  Stigma and shame often compound the problem, preventing them from seeking the support they need.  For this year’s observance […]

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