Mental health of children and young people

Rhonda WILSON (Editor), Serena Riley

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This chapter outlines a developmental orientation to understanding the mental health of children and young people. It examines the implications for mental health in children and young people in relation to the environment, nature and nurture, and brain development in the context of vulnerability or risk, and resilience or protection. The chapter explores mental health promotion for young people, drawing from two real stories about bullying and altered eating patterns, including anorexia nervosa and bulimia, which include experiences of depression, anxiety and psychosis. Emphasis is given to prevention, promotion and early intervention for mental illness, including social media and e-mental health interventions for young people in relation to non-suicidal self-injury or suicide crisis, and popular public health initiatives to reduce suicide, such as RUOK Day, headspace and other online services.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMental Health
Subtitle of host publicationA Person-Centred Approach
EditorsNicholas Procter, Helen Hamer, Denise McGarry, Rhonda Wilson, Terry Froggatt
Place of PublicationNew York, United States of America
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9781139699570
ISBN (Print)9781107667723
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


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