Queensland youth battling mental health, stress and body image, survey finds

The stigma surrounding mental health could be easing as young Queenslanders recognise mental health as one of the three biggest issues facing Australia today, a survey has found. Mission Australia surveyed 21,846 Australians aged 15-19, including 4,361 Queenslanders, for its 2016 youth survey. Teenagers have indicated mental health is one of the three biggest factors issues by Australia today. Photo: Fiona-Lee Quimby A total of 302 Queensland respondents identified as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. For Queenslanders, coping with stress, school or study problems and body image were the main issues of personal concern, just ahead of mental health issues. Almost half…
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