Today marks World Mental Health Day, which this year calls for people to unite behind the theme ‘Mental health is a universal human right’. Its aim is to raise awareness of the need for everyone – regardless of background, gender, sexuality, age or location – to have equal access to good-quality mental-health care.
World Health Organization statistics show that mental health conditions are a significant threat to the wellbeing of young people, affecting one in seven adolescents globally. But there are all kinds of strategies and approaches that can help.
Teen Breathe brings many of these approaches together to offer readers new ways of coping with life’s challenges. It offers reassurance about worries that might affect mental wellbeing, suggests ideas and tools for coping with difficult feelings and provides a reminder that help is always there when you need it.
Seeking support to improve your mental health or that of your friends and family doesn’t need to be a last resort, it can be a powerful way of taking pride in who you are and standing up for your rights.