One in five adolescents have suicidal thoughts or anxiety

23 June 2020

A global study on mental health has found approximately one in five teenagers experience thoughts of suicide or anxiety.

The University of Queensland study investigated data collected from more than 275,000 adolescents aged between 12-17 years across 82 low, middle and high income countries.

It found 14 per cent of adolescents had suicidal thoughts and 9 per cent had anxiety over a 12-month period. The overall pooled prevalence was approximately one in five.

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