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dc.contributor.authorBastiampillai, Tarun
dc.contributor.authorLooi, Jeffrey Cl
dc.contributor.authorKisely, Stephen R
dc.contributor.authorAllison, Stephen
dc.description.abstractThere has been concerted political advocacy for early intervention among young people (aged 12–25), leading to substantial investment in youth mental health, especially via headspace and Better Access, in Australia (Looi et al., 2019, 2020, in press). However, Jorm and Kitchener (2020) have concluded that since the introduction of the Better Access scheme and headspace centres, there has been no reduction in the population prevalence of youth psychological distress, ‘Rather, there appeared to be a worsening of youth mental health from around 2015 onwards . . .’ with a 47% increase in the population prevalence of very high and high levels of youth psychological distress, compared to 2003–2006, prior to the commencement of headspace and Better Access (Jorm and Kitchener, 2020). Youth psychological distress increased from 15% to 22% of the youth population over the period.
dc.publisherSage Publications Ltd
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology and Cognitive Sciences
dc.titleCommentary on Jorm and Kitchener 2020: Rising Australian youth suicide rates despite headspace and Better Access
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationBastiampillai, T; Looi, JC; Kisely, SR; Allison, S, Commentary on Jorm and Kitchener 2020: Rising Australian youth suicide rates despite headspace and Better Access, Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 2021
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gro.griffith.authorKisely, Steve R.

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