Proper consumption of milk meat and eggs prevents this problem

Facts about Adolescent Mental Health

  • Approximately 20% of adolescents have a diagnosable mental health disorder. 5
  • Many mental health disorders first present during adolescence. 6
  • — Between 20% and 30% of adolescents have one major depressive episode before they reach adulthood. 7— For a quarter of individuals with mood disorders like depression, these first emerge during adolescence. 8

    — Between 50% and 75% of adolescents with anxiety disorders and impulse control disorders (such as conduct disorder or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) develop these during adolescence. 9

    Figure 1: Suicide rates by age and gender, ages 10-18, 2006

  • Suicide is the third leading cause of death in adolescents and young adults. 10
  • — Suicide affects young people from all ages, races, genders, and socioeconomic groups, although some groups seem to have higher rates than others. 11— Older adolescents (aged 15-19) are at an increased risk for suicide (7.31/100,000). 12

    — Between 500,000 and one million young people aged 15 to 24 attempt suicide each year. 13

    Figure 2: Suicide rates by race/ethnicity and gender, ages 10-18, 2006

  • Existing mental health problems become increasingly complex and intense as children transition into adolescence. 14
  • Untreated mental health problems among adolescents often result in negative outcomes.
  • — Mental health problems may lead to poor school performance, school dropout, strained family relationships, involvement with the child welfare or juvenile justice systems, substance abuse, and engaging in risky sexual behaviors. 15— An estimated 67% to 70% of youth in the juvenile justice system have a diagnosable mental health disorder. 16

For full details long onto National Center for Children in Poverty

http://www.nccp.org/publications/pub_878.html

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One Response to Proper consumption of milk meat and eggs prevents this problem

  1. Derby says:

    Do you have a post, argument, or citation linking suicide to lack of milk and eggs?

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