Tagged: Adolescent Mental Health

REPORT: New Findings From the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) Survey: Social Media, Social Determinants, and Mental Health

This supplement to the Journal of Adolescent Health highlights research from the latest Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) 2017–2018 survey, which includes data from 45 countries across Europe and North America. The articles in the supplement, cover the social determinants of health, social media, mentalhealth, and other aspects of adolescent well-being…

REPORT: Improving Adolescent Health Through Translating Evidence Into Policy

Data from the HBSC study provide vital evidence to guide and monitor the effectiveness of health policies and programs overtime. As young people transition from childhood to adulthood, it is essential to foster their full potential and make their lives visible through policies and actions that are developmentally appropriate, evidence informed, rights based, and sustainable…

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NEWS: WHO Europe: More Adolescents Report Mental Health Concerns

A new report published by the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe has found more adolescents report mental health concerns. The report shows that, adolescent mental well-being declined in many countries between 2014 and 2018, mental well-being declines as children grow older, girls are particularly at risk of having poor mental well-being outcomes compared to boys…

REPORT: Alcohol Related Condom-Less Sex Among Youth Living in the Slums of Kampala, Uganda

alcohol related condom-less sex was associated with binge alcohol use and sex work. These findings emphasize unmet needs of this population. Strategies seeking to prevent teenage alcohol use, particularly delaying initial alcohol use, may be beneficial for reducing alcohol related condom-less sex in this population…

NEWS: Sweden: Youth Welcome Parental Talks About Alcohol

Youth in Sweden welcome parental talks about alcohol according to a new IQ survey. The survey conducted by Norstat and commissioned by IQ questioned 528 Swedish young people aged between 14 to 17 years. The results found, 93% think it is good if parents talk to them about alcohol, 97% think it is good if parents are available for an emergency, and 89% think parents should not be consuming that much alcohol…

NEWS: USA: Youth Stay Alcohol-Free Longer

Results from a new study has found in the United States (USA), kids stay alcohol-free longer. This means age of initiation has gone up. The study published in JAMA Pediatrics found between 2004 and 2017, age of starting alcohol and tobacco use for teens rose from 16 to 17 years…

REPORT: Appearance-Related Teasing and Substance Use During Early Adolescence

These findings suggest that appearance-related teasing may play a role in the origins of alcohol use during early adolescence and emphasize the need to mitigate the effects of appearance-related teasing and prevent early substance use…

NEWS: Week #33 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up

Welcome to another week of carefully curated alcohol policy news, latest science updates, insights into Big Alcohol revelations as well as some outstanding blog posts from IOGT’s Global Voices.
Content for week 33:
Alcohol policy updates come from the Philippines (alcohol taxation), Kenya (burden of addictive substances and behaviors), Myanmar (rising mental health problem), Denmark (rising youth alcohol use) and New Zealand (10 years of government failure in alcohol policy)…
Fresh science updates are about alcohol policy and initmate partner homicides as well as effective components of adolescent mental health programs…
Our Big Alcohol monitor exposes beer giants’ turf war in South Africa (and other countries)…
On our Global Voices Blog Portal we have two new stories: Nils writes about the alcohol problem of the Norwegian Oil Fund, and Tunga writes about his contemplations from Egypt and the African Union meeting on drug policy and health…

REPORT: Adolescent Alcohol Use Raises Risk of Anxiety and Alcohol Problems in Adulthood

In essence the study shows that alcohol use during adolescence can modify gene expression in the brain, leading to susceptibility to anxiety and alcohol abuse in adulthood…