Growing Happy, Healthy Young Minds
Edited by Dr Ramesh Manocha & Gyongyi Horvath
To read the full chapter go to Volume 1, chapter 1, pp. 3-16.
Dr Debra Rickwood
Professor of Psychology at the University of Canberra and Chief Scientific Officer for headspace, Australia’s National Youth Mental Health Foundation
She is a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society and has researched extensively the factors that affect young people seeking help for mental health problems.
Young people are at the highest risk of mental health problems, yet are the least likely to reach out for help. This means that the adults in their lives need to be ready, willing and able to support them to get the help they need when they need it. Enabling young people to get appropriate support as early as possible will help reduce the impact of mental ill health on their lives.
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Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health: (2010). MythBuster: Sorting Fact from Fiction on Self-Harm. Melbourne: Orygen Youth Health Research Centre. www.headspace.org.au/health-professionals/understanding-self-harm-for-health-professionals/
Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health: (2009). MythBuster: Suicidal Ideation. Melbourne: Orygen Youth Health Research Centre. www.headspace.org.au/assets/Uploads/Resource-library/Health-professionals/suicidal-ideation-mythbusterv2.pdf
Children of Parents with a Mental Illness: www.copmi.net.au/how-to-help-teens-find-support/how-to-encourage-help-seeking-behaviour
Youth Mental Health First Aid Course: www.mhfa.com.au/courses/public/types/youth