31 October 2016

Further detail about the impact of mental health issues among young people is warranted as part of the NSW Youth Health Policy Consultation. Mental health problems, alcohol use disorders and suicide and self-harm are the leading causes of burden of disease among young people in Australia. American research has found that half of all anxiety, mood, impulse-control, and substance use disorders start by age 14 and three quarters by age 24.

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