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Increase in child and adolescent mental disorders spurs new push for action by UNICEF, WHO
eMediNexus,  06 November 2019
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In a joint push to put child and adolescent mental disorders higher up on the global health agenda, UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday addressed the alarming high rates of self-harm, suicide and anxiety among the world’s youth.

UNICEF’s Henrietta Fore said the mental health crisis, now impacting up to 20 per cent of adolescents every year, is affecting rich and poor alike. “This looming crisis has no borders or boundaries”, she said. UNICEF and WHO will co-host the first ever conference on the topic in Florence, Italy, this week, as part of UNICEF’s “Leading Minds” global conference series for children and young persons… (UN, November 5, 2019)

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