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The impact of suicide and suicidal behavior

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, explain the impact of suicide and suicidal behavior. Suicide is preventable and no lives should be lost to it.
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Time to proactively prioritize mental health

Jackie Mellese, Communication Manager at Mental Health Europe, argues that within the current context of a VUCA world (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous), we must prioritize mental health and make it everybody’s business.
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Did the stressful events of 2020 hinder social development?

The social development of young people was effected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the murder of George Floyd, and more global events.
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International Youth Day: Rural young people and sustainable living

Open Access Government interviews María Fernanda Ghiso, an expert in Youth Inclusion at the Rainforest Alliance, to understand the role of young people and the environment.
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Who is the COP27 Youth Envoy and what do they do?

Dr Omnia El Omrani has been selected as the COP27 Youth Envoy, where she is to engage with the wider community to contribute to promoting the inclusion of global young voices.
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CBD effective for chronic and severe anxiety

Cannabidiol, more commonly known as CBD, may halve the severity of symptoms and impairment caused by chronic anxiety.
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Players of video games could have enhanced brain activity through gaming

Players of video games show enhanced brain activity – potentially giving them useful life tools in perceptual decision-making.
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Drinking alone can indicate signs of alcohol use disorder

For young adults, especially women, drinking alone can increase the risk of developing an alcohol use disorder later in life.
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Support the mental well-being of young people

Laura Marchetti, Policy Manager at Mental Health Europe, states the case for supporting the mental well-being of young people.
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Financial education could inspire a generation of future employees

Sharon Davies, CEO of Young Enterprise, says that the right financial education could inspire a generation of capable, future employees.
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Boys and girls feel negative effects of social media, at different ages

Girls experience social media use effects often at 11-13, whereas boys experience this later at 14-15 – adolescents who use social media more have a lower life satisfaction.
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No time to lose: Protecting young people’s mental health

Here, Mental Health Europe call for a crucial overhaul in European support for young people’s mental health through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
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Strong racial identity improves body image in Black youth

A new study has found that Black adolescents are more body positive when they have a strong connection to their racial identity.
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2022: The European year of youth

Themis Christophidou, Director-General of Education, Youth, Sport and Culture at the European Commission, shares plans for the European Year of Youth 2022.
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Out of care and into housing: Providing safe spaces to young care leavers

Harri Helvon-Hardy, Founder and CEO of FABRIC, explores the unique needs of vulnerable young care leavers and looks at how local authorities and communities could have a positive impact on young people.
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Social media is being used by teens to share images of self-harm

The University of Georgia shows the dark and dangerous way in which many young people are using social media platforms to share images of self-harm.
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The challenge of COVID-19 for emerging markets

Adam Heuman, Vice-President Global Development and Communication, EMpower – The Emerging Markets Foundation, sheds light on the challenge of COVID-19 for emerging markets.
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NHS Digital calls on schools to take part in Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use...

NHS Digital is calling on secondary schools to take part in the Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use among young people in England survey.

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to be offered to 16-17-year-olds

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has recommended that all 16 and 17-year-olds should receive their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
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Living near woodlands improves young people’s mental health

Living near woodlands has been found to improve cognitive development and lower the risk of emotional and behavioural problems in young people.

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