Mini Review - Journal of Child and Adolescent Health (2023) Volume 7, Issue 2
The importance of prioritizing adolescent mental health: Challenges and solutions.
Adolescence is a critical period of development that is marked by many changes, challenges, and opportunities. During this time, young people undergo significant physical, emotional, social, and cognitive transformations, and these changes can have a profound impact on their mental health and wellbeing. Social determinants such as poverty, discrimination, violence, and lack of access to education and employment opportunities can significantly affect young people's mental health and wellbeing. Addressing these underlying social and systemic factors is essential to promoting positive mental health outcomes for young people.Author(s): Burrell Kim