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(UK) Lancashire: Schools need to address mental health "from an early age"

June 22, 2018, (UK) Lancashire Visitor: ‘Young people need to learn to speak out about problems’ https://www.thevisitor.co.uk/news/education/young-people-need-to-learn-to-speak-out-about-problems-1-9217463 Mental health among the young is a growing problem, particularly because young people are not very good at opening up and talking about things they don’t think are cool. Experts want to see health and wellbeing on the timetable in schools so young people can be helped from an early age. … Rachael Ray, children and young people’s community development lead, Lancashire Mind, said: “The government has released figures that show one in four people has a mental health condition at some point in their life and young people are affected disproportionately with over half of mental health problems starting by the age of 14 and 75 per cent by 18. … “It is important for young people to remember that it is okay to experience problems with their mental health and this is nothing to be ashamed of.” …