A new report has shown that one fifth of all girls ages 17-19 and one tenth boys in the same…
A new report has shown that one fifth of all girls ages 17-19 and one tenth boys in the same age group in England are suicidal or have tried to harm themselves.
This report comes after a 13 year long study which is one of the largest. Several issues like social media abuse, sexual violence and pressure to work well and happily have come up in the survey that experts have said is worrying.
Image Credit: Wrangler / Shutterstock  The report was generated by NatCen Social Research, Office for National Statistics and Youth in Mind. In total, 9,711 participants have been scanned during this study.
The latest study is sponsored by the government and has also found that mental ill health Even among infants aged 2 to 4 years, a 5.5 percent incidence of mental illnesses occurs. This is the first study that has collected data on children in such a young age group . The report released by NHS Digital has revealed that one in eight of 11 to 19 year old children had a sort of mental illness in 2017.
Mental health survey was conducted by 2004 at the age of 5-15 years. It turned out to mix These children increased prevalence from 10.1 percent in 2004 to 11.2 percent in 2017. This small increase was surprising given the fact that there are a large number of young girls who have attempted to harm or commit suicide themselves. It was seen that 21.5 percent of girls aged 17-19 have tried suicide or attempted self-harm.
Girls of this age had a high incidence (23.9 percent) of mental illnesses, the report found. Most cases were anxiety and depression, the study concluded. Similarly, the boys in this age group had an incidence of 9.7 percent who tried to commit suicide or attempted self-harm.
According to Emma Thomas, Head of Young Minds Charity, there are several factors that can contribute to such “worrying” numbers. “The pressure to do well at school, college or university, difficulty finding work or starting a new job and moving to a new area helps to explain the widespread fear among them.” Social media said she was used to comparing to others and the number of likes or comments often determined popularity.
Jemima Olchawski, Director of Agenda as promotions for girls and women at risk of mental problems, says that not all blame can be placed at the door of body image and social media. She blamed sexual impact, pressure and sexual violence among teenage girls and young women.
Sue Rogers, Service Manager at Action for Children, said sleep problems, behavioral problems, excessive crying and eating disorders could be clues as toddlers and children give out if there is a problem. Prof Tamsin Ford, one of the co-authors of the study focusing on child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Exeter, did not agree that excessive use of gadgets and phones was responsible for these numbers.
University of London London Psychiatrist Dr Michael Bloomfield in a statement said, “Youth is a critical period for a person’s development, especially as our brains review important changes during our teens. Because prevention is better than cure, it’s really important to all of us in society to understand together why this is and begin to reduce the number of mental disorders among young people. “
Some of the highlights of the report;  The prices of mental illnesses were –
Only one Part of the affected children receives a child commissioner’s analysis of NHS numbers from 2017-18, indicating that 325,000 children received treatment through social services and 5,000 received treatment at the hospitals. This means that less than 3 percent of the population indicates the report. The figures also reveal that one third of the young people referred to the services were denied. The main reason for rejection may be that these persons can be treated through school organizations and social welfare systems.
According to the Commissioner, only about SEK 700 million is spent on children and adolescents mental health services (CAMHS) and eating disorders support and this is insufficient. On the other hand, adult mental illnesses get fifteen times the means. It is interesting to note that children make up 20 percent of the population. The Commission has demanded an additional £ 1.7 billion in support of mental health problems for children and adolescents.
According to Claire Murdoch, NHS England’s National Clinical Manager of Mental Health, the government is going to introduce new measures to care for the mental health of young people and improve awareness and services. She said, “Everyone working with children and young people, whether public or private or volunteers, must play their part in protecting young people’s mental well-being.”
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