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Understanding Mental Illness Identity

When a young person has a mental illness, it has a big effect on their daily life. Managing and recovering from mental health disorders can take a lot of time and energy. Mental health disorders may affect their relationships, school or work, and plans for the future.

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Eating disorder

Eating Disorders and Adolescence: Spotting the Signs

Eating disorders are serious mental health conditions that usually develop during adolescence. They are complex disorders that have a pervasive effect on a young person’s life, affecting their mental and physical health, relationships with friends and family, emotional and social development, and performance at school.

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Borderline Personality Disorder

ADHD, Childhood Experiences, and Borderline Personality Disorder In Young Adulthood: What Are the Links?

While borderline personality disorder is most often diagnosed during late adolescence, BPD doesn’t just suddenly develop. Instead, scientists think that interactions of certain biological features – particularly impulsivity and emotional sensitivity – with childhood experiences like social invalidation and trauma lead to the development of BPD.

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Eating disorder

Helping Your Child Navigate Eating Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence

If your child has an eating disorder, it’s normal to feel worried and concerned. Eating disorders are serious mental health conditions that can harm a young person’s mental and physical health, relationships, and social life. But they are also treatable and, with the right support, young people can recover and reclaim a healthy life.

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Mental Health

Bilingualism, Emotions, and Mental Health Support

Language has a big effect on the way young people understand, experience, and express their emotions. When it comes to mental health support, languages are a tool to identify and express feelings through a process of healing and positive change.

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What Happens When Kids Are Left Out of School?

Social exclusion and peer rejection can have serious consequences for young people’s mental health, leading to emotional and behavioural problems and low self-esteem. Social exclusion that is based on prejudice or bias is particularly damaging.

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autism spectrum disorder

Eating Habits in Autistic Young People: Facts and Statistics

It’s normal for any young person to have phases of selective eating or specific requirements about how and where they eat their food. But research suggests that autistic young people may experience eating difficulties more often or more persistently than young people who are not autistic.

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