It’d be easy to open this article by saying something like “we all know how big of an issue mental health is for Australian youth,” or “by now, we’re all familiar with the statistics surrounding the issue.”
The thing is, neither of those things are true, ’cause a new cache of information from headspace presents the impact of mental health issues on young Australians in an incredibly confronting light.
Perhaps most importantly, 45% of respondents indicated they felt beyond help.
Fortunately, the research coincides with the inaugural headspace Day, a new initiative designed to ensure that every single young gun in this nation has access to the mental health services they need – and to reinforce the notion that it’s totally okay to seek support.
Photo: @headspace_aus / Instagram.