Youth mental health impacted by social media, religious beliefs, living arrangements and team sport

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 11-Sep-19

Recent research from Roy Morgan showed the increase in the number of Australians suffering from Mental Health conditions over the past decade (79 year olds have the best mental health – August 19, 2019). Further analysis reveals not only the major growth areas, but what other characteristics that Australians with mental health issues have. Amongst all mental health conditions, the big three are anxiety, depression and stress. Looking across the age groups, all three peak amongst 18-24 year olds. Stress is the most prevalent of mental health issues, the fastest growing condition is anxiety. This is particularly true of our young people, with 22% of 14-17 year olds now reporting that they suffer from anxiety (compared to just 6% nine years ago) and almost one third of 18-24 year olds suffering from anxiety (32%, compared to only 11% back in 2011). These results are derived from detailed in-depth personal interviews in the homes of over 50,000 Australians each year as part of the Roy Morgan Single Source survey.


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