According to the Mission Australia Youth Survey 2019, the top four concerns for young people aged 15-19 were:
- Coping with stress;
- School or study problems;
- Mental health; and
- Body image.
Adolescence has always been a time of confusion, rapid change and uncertainty. Every adult has cringe-worthy memories from this transition from childhood to adulthood.
However, what’s changed for our adolescents today is the technology/media-driven screen world that saturates young people and perceptions that are often unhealthy.
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