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 […]

11 Jun, 2014

Campaign on #MentalHealthMatters launched ahead of International Youth Day

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From 12 June until International Youth Day on 12 August, the United Nations is running a campaign, led by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), to draw awareness to the importance of reducing stigma surrounding youth with mental health conditions. The United Nations invites you to submit your artwork, illustrations, photos and/or stories […]