World Teen Mental Wellness Day, March the 2nd, is approaching – a day that aims to raise greater awareness of mental health issues among teens.
World Health Organisation reports that half of all mental health issues start by the time a child reaches the age of 14. I personally think these issues start much sooner. What is alarming is that besides having information explosion on the subject all around us, why then do we have still one in five young people struggling with issues such as loneliness, anxiety, and depression?
Celebration of such significant days is paramount, having facts and figures is great, putting the spotlight on the problems is great too. But the predicament is that we keep talking year after year, decade after decade but, yet, mental health issues are on the rise. Why is that then? Look out for my article that will shed light!