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International Youth Day 2014: some 20% of young people experience a mental health condition each year!

12th Aug 2014

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on the occasion of the International Youth Day 2014:

"Wide-ranging efforts at all levels are needed to raise awareness about the importance of investing in and supporting young people with mental health conditions. Increased education is crucial in reducing stigma and in changing how we talk about and perceive mental health.

Mental health is how we feel; it is our emotions and wellbeing. We all need to take care of our mental health so that we lead satisfying lives. Let us begin to talk about our mental-health in the same way we talk about our overall health.”

(the full text is available on the website of the UN Youth Envoy)