U.N. Stresses Importance Of Mental Health Among Youth, Commemorates International Youth Day

News outlets report on the U.N.’s call for more efforts to address mental health among youth as the body commemorated International Youth Day on Tuesday.

U.N. News Centre: Celebrating Youth Day, U.N. stresses importance of good mental health
“Each year 20 per cent of the world’s young people experience a mental health condition, the United Nations reported in a new publication launched to coincide with International Youth Day which this year shines a spotlight on the importance of mental health…” (8/12).

Xinhua News/GlobalPost: U.N. chief urges efforts to support youth with mental health conditions
“U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Tuesday called for wide-ranging efforts to raise awareness about the importance of investing in and supporting young people with mental health conditions…” (8/12).