Half of young suffering mental health stigma 'bullied by friends'



More than half of young people who experience stigma due to mental health problems say their own friends are the ones who bully them.
A new poll of more than 2,000 11 to 24-year-olds for the YMCA found 38% felt stigmatised, with more than a third saying it happens at least once a week and 54% saying it originates from their own friends.
Types of stigma included being left out of activities (54%) and verbal abuse (36%). Most of those affected said it damaged their school performance and confidence.
The YMCA is backing the #IAMWHOLE mental health campaign, which is being fronted by... read more

 
10 October 2016 in Regional East, Views: 36
Source: Belper News
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