Mental health and illness

Growing up too fast: Early puberty and mental illness

Short article— 5 April 2013

Puberty has long been recognised as a transition point in which many emotional and behavioural problems emerge. These include depression and anxiety, substance use and abuse, self-harm and eating disorders.

Family support service takes a SHINE to mental health

Short article— 23 April 2012

Mental health initiatives undertaken within a Victorian family support agency have recently been shown to improve children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing, as well as families’ communication and relationships.


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