Youth Mental Health - Infographic
Positive relationships play an important role in the mental health and well-being of youth. These include relationships with family and peers, and in schools and communities.
Persistent negative thoughts and feelings may be related to poor mental health and well-being.
In Grade 10:
- 43% of girls and 22% of boys reported feeling sad or hopeless almost every day for two weeks or more in a row
- 38% of girls and 24% of boys often wished they were someone else
- 34% of girls and 25% of boys often felt lonely
Data are from the 2013/14 Health Behaviour in School-aged Children, a research study that aims to gain insight into youth health and well-being, and their social contexts.
We can all play a role in promoting youth mental health.
Read our report Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) in Canada: Focus on Relationships to learn more.
Visit Canada.ca/Health and search for HBSC.
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