Friday, October 12, 2018

How Growing Internet Technologies Affect The Mental Health


The growing Internet technologies, undoubtedly, bring many benefits, can bring additional pressures, because connectivity to the virtual network increases day and night at any time of the day. Many adolescents are also living in areas affected by humanitarian emergencies like conflicts, natural disasters and epidemics. Young people living under such circumstances are particularly vulnerable to mental distress and disease.
Half of all mental illness starts at age 14
Half of all mental illness starts from the age of 14 years, but in most cases, known and treated is not done. In the case of the burden of disease in adolescence, depression is the third leading cause. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among people aged 15-29. The harmful use of alcohol and illegal medicines among adolescents is a major issue in many countries and can be dangerous, such as unsafe sex or dangerous driving. Food disorders are also a matter of concern.

Increasing recognition of the importance of building mental flexibility
Fortunately, to face the challenges of today's world, from the earliest ages, there is growing recognition of the importance of helping young people to develop mental flexibility. Evidence is growing that promoting and preserving the health of adolescence not only benefits the health of adolescents, but also for the contribution of workers with healthy young adults, both in the short and long term, but for economies and society. Are able to, their families and communities and society completely.

Prevention starts with better understanding
There can be a lot to help in making mental flexibility from early age to help prevent mental illness and disease between adolescence and young adults, and to help in management and recovery from mental illness. Awareness and understanding about early warning signs and symptoms of mental illness begins with prevention. Parents and teachers can help build the life skills of children and teenagers to help them face everyday challenges in home and school. Certain training can be provided for psychological support schools and other community settings and health workers so that they can be able to be able to detect and manage mental health disorders, improve or expand.

Investments by governments and involvement in social, health and education sectors are essential in comprehensive, integrated, evidence-based programs for the mental health of the youth. This investment should be linked to programs for raising awareness among adolescents and young adults so that they can take care of their mental health and help peers, parents and teachers to support their friends, children and students. Go. It is the center of the World's Mental Health Day this year.