‘Only 43 per cent of the Dutch youth has mental health problems’
43 percent of young Dutch people experience psychological symptoms such as poor sleep, worrying, and anxiety symptoms.
That set MIND and NPO 3FM as a result of a research that was carried out by research agency Newcom in the context of #openup-week. That week is referred to openness in to encourage young people about mental health problems.
80 percent of young people with mental health problems experience symptoms for longer than 2 months, and 37 percent of them is not open to other people.
“Although some young people it will walk that people do not understand, we are encouraging the conclusion of talks with for example friends, family or doctor,” says psychologist Lidewy Hendriks of MIND. “That way, you’ll not only around and you can be helped. In addition, you can always call, chat, appen or email with Korrelatie, where you understanding and help can count,” says Hendriks.
About 65 percent of the surveyed young people, both with and without mental health problems, would prefer to with his parents about mental health problems talking. 51 percent would like first to his friends or girlfriends to go for an interview. About 91 percent of the respondents said that friends or girlfriends ask them if they psychological complaints experienced.