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Mental Health Disorders Drive Youths to Risky Conduct, UN Agencies Say

Two leading U.N. agencies are warning that growing mental health disorders among children and adolescents are driving them to engage in increasingly risky, self-destructive behavior.

The World Health Organization and the U.N. children’s fund, which on Thursday opened a three-day conference on the issue in Florence, Italy, reported that up to 20% of adolescents globally experience mental health disorders, with half of these conditions starting in youths before they turn 14.

Chiara Servili, a technician in WHO’s Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, told VOA the crisis has no borders. read more >>>

Source:: VOANews.Com