“Don’t mention a person’s past mistakes when they are trying to change. That’s like throwing rocks at them while they climb a mountain .”
Today our GurlTalk topic is Mental Health within our young people and what is being done in our communities for them. Mental Health problems affected about 1 in 10 young people. They include depression, anxiety and conduct disorder, and are often a direct response to what is happening in their lives (Mental health foundation).
The emotional wellbeing of young people is just as important as their physical health. Good mental health allows young people to develop the resilience to cope with whatever life throws at them and grow into well – rounded healthy adults. A new study shows a worrying rise in mental health problems among young people in the UK. According to the Department of Education, which spoke to 30,000 pupils aged 14- 15, more than one in three teen girls suffer from anxiety or depression. It’s a rise of 10 per cent in the past decade.
Young girls today face a huge range of pressure. Here at girl power movement young girls told us that stress from school, body image worries, bullying , insecurities within themselves, early sexualisation, peer pressure mainly from social media.
”I think about my appearance more than anything when I’m going to school, I’m scared of what people think as you must have a certain look these days. Here at Girl Power we believe social media has a major influence on young girls from consultation young girls told us they would like help on self confidence and how they can build their self esteem whilst being active on social media . (Make sure you fill the questionnaire on our free training that will be live soon http://bit.ly/2whS5lY )
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