An increasing number of researchers are concerned about the impact mental health disorders have on children, families, and communities.
In the US, research is now increasingly focused on the effects of mental health issues on children and young people.
In fact, research has been shown to show that the children of those with mental health conditions are at increased risk of emotional and behavioural problems in their adulthood.
But is this the case across the world?
Research is also emerging to show what happens when mental health problems are treated differently.
In Australia, a review of the literature by the National Centre for Mental Health and Addiction Research found that mental health services are not necessarily providing appropriate mental health support to children and youth who are at high risk of developing mental health and substance use disorders.
This has led to concerns about the appropriateness of services and funding.
Research by the Centre for Health and Wellbeing, an Australian non-profit research and advocacy organisation, has shown that services provided by the public sector are often inadequate in terms of mental and behavioural health, and that children and adolescents are not receiving sufficient mental health supports.
In fact, the Australian Government has recently announced an increase in the funding for the National Health and Medical Research Council to support research into the causes and treatments of mental illness.
The report also notes that the national health and mental health service system does not currently meet international standards and has the potential to be a barrier to mental health research and treatment.
Dr David Tinsley, one of the co-authors of the review, said the problem is not limited to Australia.
The Australian Government should recognise the growing number of research-based health professionals in the country, he said.
He said the review highlighted that the mental health sector needs to develop a mental health strategy that addresses the challenges faced by children and their families.
“Our strategy is not about providing mental health to children, but about improving the quality of mental healthcare and improving the delivery of services,” Dr Tinsly said.
“The Australian community is not doing enough to ensure that children with mental illnesses are provided with the best possible care.
We need to recognise that.”
Dr Tinsleys co-authored a report, Beyond the Box, which was published in February this year, which explored the link between mental health, substance use, and the risk of mental disorder.
He says children and teens with mental illness are at higher risk of substance use and mental illness, which means that their mental health may be impacted.
“Children and young adults with mental conditions are not getting the services that they need to be able to cope with life, and those are the services they need,” Dr Thorne said.
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