Young People Seeking Help For Anxiety Has Increased

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Young People Seeking Help For Anxiety Has Increased

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10:57 7 Aug 2018


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There has been an increase in the number of young people seeking help for anxiety.

39% of users of Jigsaw, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health, said they experienced the condition.

Traditional factors include parental separation, traumatic experiences, peer pressure and exam stress.

But the service says they're seeing new issues particular to life in 2018, including identity uncertainty and high expectations of themselves and by parents and society.


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