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(UK) U of Exeter: Survey shows one in six children "may be mentally ill in 2021"

Sept 30, 2021, Florida News Times: 1 in 6 children may be mentally ill in 2021

According to a survey released today by NHS Digital, one in six children in the United Kingdom was at risk of mental illness in 2021. The rate is the same as in 2020, but increased from 1 in 9 in 2017. Experts from the University of Exeter participated in this study, called Mental Health for Children and Youth in the United Kingdom in 2021. It showed that between the ages of 6 and 16, the potential rate of mental illness remained at 1 in 6 (17 percent) in 2021. Even between the ages of 17 and 19, the proportion was 1 in 6 (17 percent). The numbers were statistically similar in 2020 and 2021. By 2020, the likelihood of mental illness was also one-sixth in both of these age groups. In both years, 1 in 9 (12%) aged 6 to 16 and 1 in 10 (10%) aged 17 to 19 showed an increase from 2017, when there was a potential for mental illness. … The study reported the mental health of 3,667 children and adolescents aged 6 to 23 in the United Kingdom in 2021 and how it has changed since 2017 and 2020.Support for Mental health issues During a pandemic. A series of studies used the same survey in 2017, 2020, and 2021 to assess various aspects of mental health, including emotions, behaviors, relationships, hyperactivity, and concentration problems. The answers were used to estimate the likelihood that the child has a mental illness. It was categorized as either “unlikely,” “possible,” or “possible.” Dr. Tamsin Newlove-Delgado of the University of Exeter said the finding that the prevalence of mental health problems in children and adolescents has been stable since the peak of 2020 is a “concern.”… “The long-term effects on mental health and well-being have not yet been felt. As we are gradually moving out of the pandemic, we should not leave behind the most affected groups of children and adolescents. Children and adolescents. Mental health needs to continue to be monitored, and happiness over the coming months and years. This allows us to identify, plan, support and restore society as a whole to those who need it most. I can think. ” According to the report, 39% of children aged 6 to 16 now experienced deterioration in mental health between 2017 and 2021, and 22% experienced improvement. Currently, among young people aged 17-23, 53% have experienced a decline in mental health since 2017 and 15% have experienced an improvement in the meantime…. Francis Matthews of the University of Exeter also worked on this report. She said a survey found that 47.5% of parents and 59.7% of adolescents reported asking family and friends for help with their mental health concerns.She said, “We need to continue to raise awareness of mental health throughout society. This is especially relevant at school. 68.3% of parents of children with potential mental illness have access to support. Support is Educational Services This really emphasizes the important role that schools play in their children mental health And happiness. “…


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