According to the Beyond Blue stats and facts (https://www.youthbeyondblue.com/footer/stats-and-facts) : -
Around one in 35 young Australians aged 4-17 experience a depressive disorder.
Breakdown: 2.8% of Australians aged 4-17 have experienced an affective disorder. * This is equivalent to 112,000 young people.
One in four young Australians currently has a mental health condition.
Breakdown: 26.4% of Australians aged 16 to 24 currently have experienced a mental health disorder in the last 12 months.5 This figure includes young people with a substance use disorder. This is equivalent to 750,000 young people today.
One in fourteen young Australians (6.9%) aged 4-17 experienced an anxiety disorder in 2015. This is equivalent to approximately 278,000 young people.
Breakdown: 6.9% of Australians aged 4-17 experienced an anxiety** disorder in 2015.3 This is equivalent to 278,000 young people.
Suicide is the biggest killer of young Australians and accounts for the deaths of more young people than car accidents
Breakdown: 324 Australians (10.5 per 100,000) aged 15-24 dying by suicide in 2012. This compares to 198 (6.4 per 100,000) who died in car accidents (the second highest killer).6
And in today’s world.......
When kids are faced with challenges or disappointment, kids don’t have ability to handle them.
No matter of country, ethnic background, culture or religion, millions of kids are struggling with how they feel about themselves on a daily basis.
Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death worldwide for children aged 10-19.