Young men

Depression and anxiety are among the most common mental health conditions experienced by young people. One in seven young men aged between 16 and 24 experience depression or anxiety each year.1

Often, the symptoms aren’t recognised and therefore young people don’t get the help they need. 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

1. For a full list of references for the statistics on this page, and any others across the website, please visit the references page and search through the relevant category.