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Youth mental health in Aotearoa New Zealand – Greater urgency required

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posted on 2020-09-10, 20:53 authored by Rochelle Menzies, Peter GluckmanPeter Gluckman, Richie Poulton

In light of worsening mental health among New Zealand youth over the past decade, a new Koi Tū commentary piece is calling for urgent action to better understand the underlying factors and effective strategies for prevention and intervention. Youth mental health in Aotearoa New Zealand: Greater urgency required warns that the ‘silent pandemic’ of mental health morbidity among NZ and other youth globally, exacerbated by COVID-19, will have adverse lifelong consequences if not addressed as a matter of priority.



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