This resource explains the difference between counseling and counseling skills, and reviews how mental health issues affect children’s behavior, self-esteem, motivation, and achievement.

What are the Causes of Mental Illness in Young People?

What are the causes of mental illness in young people?

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The causes of mental illness in young people. The causes are complex and often the result of a number of interrelated factors. Some of these are of direct interest to schools, struggling to understand and work with the young people in their care. Some groups of young people are particularly at risk due to specific circumstances.

There is, of course, no simple answer to this question. It is likely that a mental illness in a young person is caused by a complex interplay of biological, psychological and environmental factors. Mental illness rarely has one cause; it is more likely to be multifactorial. What is ...

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