Adolescents’ Mental Health: Out of the shadows: Evidence on psychological well-being of 11-15-year-olds from 31 industrialized countries

Organization(s): UNICEF
Author: Zlata Bruckauf
Regions: Eastern Europe, Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe
Year: 2017
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It is the right time to channel more public investment for comprehensive support of children’s and adolescents’ mental health and well-being. Target 3.4 under Goal 3 of the Sustainable Development Agenda explicitly aims to ‘promote mental health and well-being’, while the WHO Comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan for 2013-2020 emphasizes the importance of children “having a positive sense of identity, the ability to manage thoughts, emotions, and to build social relationships… enabling their full active participation in society”. This Brief presents findings on the state of adolescents’ psychological well-being in 31 industrialized countries based on data collected from children themselves.

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