In Africa, adolescents, and teens aged 10-19 years::
- 37 million live with a mental disorder.
- Anxiety and depression account for almost 50 percent of mental disorders
- Suicide is the ninth most common cause of death (unicef.org/media/109886)
Our mental health is a fundamental part of our overall health and well-being. As a parent, you play a huge role in supporting your child’s mental well-being. Nurturing and loving care build a strong foundation, helping your child to develop the social and emotional skills they need to lead a happy, healthy, and fulfilled life.