Adam Schwartz was just 10 years old when depression took hold of him for the first time. He can remember describing the feeling to his mother, saying his heart was ‘black’ and his body ‘full of anger’.
Generation Next is inviting mental health professionals, social, youth and community workers and others concerned about the wellbeing of young people to attend the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Yo
Over 150 people gathered at Sydney’s Town Hall last night (28 February) to learn how to assist young people to stay safe and well as they use digital technologies.
Further detail about the impact of mental health issues among young people is warranted as part of the NSW Youth Health Policy Consultation.
The NSW trial of an online system that aims to support young people to improve their health and wellbeing – including their mental health – has commenced.
Max remembers struggling emotionally and mentally as a very young child, and not understanding why. At 16, after years of confusion, depression and anxiety, Max realised that he had been born in the wrong body.
“I didn’t take being transgender very well. I had a lot of internalised stigma, and I didn’t want this to be my life path. At that time I identified as a lesbian, and was trying to embrace living as a female,” Max said.
A new charity listed investment company will drive philanthropic investment to help change the lives of young Australians affected by mental illness.