Young People Will Transform Global Mental Health:
A call to prioritize global action on mental health for young people
On the 23rd of May 2019 the Young Leaders for the Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health and Sustainable Development, in collaboration with the Mental Health Innovation Network, published a Policy Brief outlining key recommendations to prioritise global action on mental health for young people.
The Policy Brief was initiated and developed by young people part of #mymindourhumanity, the group’s global mental health campaign for young people. Chantelle Booysen, youth leader from #mymindourhumanity launched the policy tat the NCD Child Side Event as part of the World Health Assembly (WHA72).
Mental ill-health is the leading cause of disability in young people aged 10 to 24 years, yet young people are least likely to access mental health services due to under-detection, lack of awareness and help-seeking, and insufficient prioritization in policy frameworks.