Mental health issues need our daily focus

by admin on March 20th, 2019

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October is Mental Health Month, during which we put extra emphasis on understanding and recognising mental health issues.
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It is important to reflect on this, but I implore everyone to extend their reflection outside October.

Signs of mental health issues can be hard to detect or even deliberately hidden, therefore mental health awareness should be something we think about on a daily basis.

This year’s theme for Mental Health Month is “Learn and Grow”.

My organisation, Youth Off The Streets has, and always will, encourage our young people to constantly learn about recognising and coping with various mental health issues.

Our services provide psychologists, counsellors and trained youth workers to give our young people the best possible support they so desperately need, but we still cannot reach every affected young Australian.

I have dedicated my life to helping the disadvantaged youth of Australia turn their lives around, and as such I have seen many of our youth struggle with a broad spectrum of mental illnesses.

These illnesses are severely affecting our youth, with a significant number of cases developing in to long-term issues or even resulting in suicide.

Without continuous care and support, our young people run the risk of developing these long-term issues and this is simply not something we can allow to happen.

Using this chance to tackle mental health issues in young people is crucial, as giving young people support and coping mechanisms in such a transitional period of life sets them up for a successful future. Youth Off The Streets will always advocate for young people in their battle with mental health issues.

However, this month I call for more to be done. I ask that we take this Mental Health Month as an opportunity to grow as a nation and stand by our young people.

Father Chris Riley,

CEO and Founder at Youth Off The Streets

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