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Tackling the big stigma

Tackling the big stigma

A STIFLING stigma is still stopping the majority of young people battling mental health problems from seeking help.

New figures have revealed 52 per cent of young Australians with mental health problems are too embarrassed to discuss the problem and 49 per cent were afraid of what people would think.

The stats come just a week after The Leader reported 74 per cent of attendances at the Tamworth’s youth-counselling service headspace, were for mental health issues– 8 per cent higher than the national average.

Read the Northern Daily Leader's full story here.

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