One in EIGHT children has mental health problems


In England, more than eight children and young people have a mental health problem, the NHS
figures have been revealed.
Research from more than 9,000 young people and their parents and teachers revealed that 12.8 percent of 2-19 year-olds have mental health problems.
Women aged 17 to 19 are the worst age group, and almost a quarter of them (22.4 percent) suffer from emotional disturbances.
And one of the three gay, lesbian, or bisexuals is suffering from mental health problems, compared to one of seven heterosexuals.
Shockingly, a quarter of teenage mental disorders have hurt themselves or attempted to kill themselves, and this rose to almost half of the 17-19 year olds.
The figures are in line with concerns, hundreds of children have been given strong antidepressants to doctors who go into guidelines to determine them.
Experts called the figures "shocking" and said inadequate mental health and support services leave many young people in the "loneliness and suffering" cycle.
"These figures are shocking," said Denise Hatton, Managing Director of YMCA England & Wales.
"And even though mental health discussions were normalized, and governments have provided additional funding for NHS services, today's figures are a wakeup call, which clearly has not gone far enough."
The mental health of children and young people in England in 2017, NHS Digital today released figures.
For the first time it has included 15-19 year olds and two and four year olds.
The number of 15-year-olds suffering from mental health problems increased from 9.7% in 1999 to 11.2% in 2017.
Even pre-school children can not escape the scourge caused by mental disorders affecting the people's youth – 5.5 per cent of the under-wise is some kind of disruption.
Experts who provide their views on the figures suggest that social media may partly blame.
Dr. Dennis Ougrin, a senior psychiatrist at King's College in London, said, "Children with mental health problems are more vulnerable to social media, and social media is making them much more vulnerable to children with no mental health problems."
Young people aged 17-19 have the greatest disorder of emotional disorder, one in six suffer (16.9 percent) and 6.4 percent with more than one.
Mr Hatton of YMCA added: "In order to put an end to the crisis affecting the lives of young people, it is important that action and investment prevent young people from suffering bad mental health.
"Preventive youth and community services for school education must include mental health in every day life so that young people can not reach a crisis.
"Without pre-emptive services and the NHS's struggle, too many young people are left alone to deal with their mental health problems and lead to a vicious circle of loneliness and suffering."
The British Medical Association has also called for more investment in mental health services.
The NHS psychiatrist and Vice-President of the Consultative Committee, Dr. Gary Wannan, said: "These findings are very worrisome, but not surprising since BMA has long warned of the need to increase investment in child and youth work mental health services (CAMHS) in response to growing demand.
"Preventing opportunities or early intervention is clearly the most effective and beneficial way to treat mental health for children and young people."
Today it was also revealed that nearly 600 children, including those over 10 years of age or older, have received strong antidepressants that increase the risk of suicide.
Where do most children have mental health problems?
East England (15.6%)
Southwest (15.5%)
Northwest (14.7%)
Yorkshire and Humber (14.7%)
East Midlands (12.2%)
Southeast (11.7%)
West Midlands (11.7%)
Northeast (11.6%)
London (9%)
Source: NHS Digital
The Guardian figures
showed that 597 people under the age of 18 received the "last resort" of drugs from doctors who went to the NHS guidelines.
Medicines, paroxetine and venlafaxine should not be given to children under normal medical prescriptions as reported because they are believed to increase the risk of suicidal ideation among young people.
The use of a good antidepressant resulted in an increase in the number of antidepressants under the age of 18 from about 69,000 in 2016 to 71,365 last year.
Psychiatrist Andrea Cipriani from Oxford University told Guardian: "Paroxetine and venlafaxine should not be prescribed for the first line, it is certain."
He added: "Drugs are not a quick fix for depression."
The mental health problems measured in modern NHS figures were emotional, behavioral and hyperactivity disorders as well as other rare diseases.
The most common problem among pre-school children was called an opposition disorder characterized by tolerant behavior.
Breakdown of information by region revealed children in eastern England and southwest suffer the most, nearly 16 percent of them suffer.
Londoners have the least mental disorder, nine percent of them suffer.
"We need to support the children who are most vulnerable when the mental health of children and young people is consistently important and everyone's business," said Mark Rowland, Managing Director of the Mental Health Foundation.
He added children to low-income housing or parents with mental health problems, there is a greater risk that they will suffer from illness.
Alicia Ryan, NSPCC Senior Officer, said: "When a generation of children struggles with their mental health, when many are suicidal or attempted to commit suicide, we are essentially unsuccessful in the youth.
"Our own research shows that even if children are given special mental health care, there is little chance that they will get what is totally unacceptable."
The British Psychological Society warned that an increase in mental health problems is a sign that the current treatment system does not work.
Sarb Bajwan, general manager, stated that statistics confirm that "what psychologists who work with this group have known for years that mental health challenges children and young people face growing."
He added: "We must give priority to prevention and early intervention and psychological approaches that have been found to work with children and their families, peers, schools and communities."
For many people, mental health problems can begin life in vital development stages, such as Alexandra Cromie, 18, from Belfast.
Alexandra's first school years encouraged a negative view of herself, she says when bullies call her fat and even encouraged her to cut and kill herself.
She does not know how to respond to her feelings, Miss Cromie soon started anxiety and depression at the age of 14. Trying to change the appearance he became bulim, trying to diminish and show more than his humble classmates.
These efforts do not work, and Alexandra's disgraceful state of affairs soon finds extreme efforts to find trust.
"I did not have anything here, so all anger and anger began to get hurt," he revealed.
"I cut myself, burned myself, scratching myself, picking under the skin, all because I did not know how to concentrate on other negative energy, so I started focusing on doing myself that took about two or three years."
Miss Cromie's problem turned so much that she eventually experienced suicidal thoughts and even tried to take her own life. At this point, she had relied on a physician and got an emergency call for an NHS counselor.
As I finally started to feel her support, Miss Cromie began to feel optimistic about her future one year after seeing the NHS counselor.
He has made tremendous improvements in his mental health and volunteer service to national civic service by sharing his difficult experiences with other young people who have fought and encouraged people to seek help.
"People have to understand that mental health can get better support," Miss Cromie added. "But the problem is that people do not just talk enough about it.
"It can be really difficult to open, I'm broken in the past, when I try to share the story because I thought automatically that people would have thought was a basket case.
"When I shared my story, I got so much support from people who thanked me for opening up and saying how inspiring it was.
"It really made me feel positive, just showing how useful it can be to have a support network around you while having a safe space to talk."
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