Depression and anxiety are among the most common mental health problems experienced by young people. 1 in 7 young men aged between 16 and 24 experience depression or anxiety each year.
Often, the symptoms aren’t recognised and therefore young people don’t get the help that’s needed. Sometimes, the signs are ignored or passed off as 'just part of growing up'.
If you think you, or someone you know, may have depression or anxiety:
- look for the signs of depression and anxiety
- listen to what your friend is going through
- talk about what’s going on
- take action together.
Find out more about depression and anxiety in young people at Youthbeyondblue