Mental Illness Infographic 7

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Top 3 issues of concern to young people are:
  • school or study problems - 38%
  • coping with stress - 37%
  • body image - 31%

These problems cause enormous stress and adversely affect mental health and self-esteem.
  • 1 in 4 Australians aged 16-24 are living with a mental disorder and 1 in 3 experiences moderate to high levels of psychological distress
  • About 1/3 of young women and 1/4 of young men had a mental health disorder
  • Young women were more likely to have anxiety or affective disorders than young men
  • Mental illness in young men aged 12-25 alone has been estimated to cost the Australian economy $3.27 billion a year in lost productivity
  • Australia loses more than 9 million working days per annum because of mental illness among young men alone
  • However, data measuring young men's access to mental health care reveals that only 13% received any care for their mental illness
Source: © 2014 Mental Health Commission of New South Wales

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