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The minister of social services about young people's mental health: Have been over time

– Both as a parent, human being and minister of social affairs to become distressed. You want to see a positive trend, " says social minister Lena Hallengren (

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The minister of social services about young people's mental health: Have been over time

– Both as a parent, human being and minister of social affairs to become distressed. You want to see a positive trend, " says social minister Lena Hallengren (S).

among other things, to calls from children and young people who contact bris about mental illness, become more the last three years. Also the seriousness in the talks on the increase; according to the report, it has become more common that they are about both thoughts of suicide, self-destructiveness and eating disorders.

general secretary of Bris Magnus Jägerskog has described the data as alarming and wants to see comprehensive reform of including the care chain. Elevhälsans, primary care and the specialized health care roles need to be clearer in order to meet the need at all levels.

– Where we have brought Januariavtalet (S, MP, C and L, red. note.) similar reasoning to the Breeze. We have taken forward a number of proposals in order to reduce mental ill health, among other things, we want to investigate a new vårdform, which clarifies and strengthens the student health as well as improves in the same age group, " says Lena Hallengren.

it is good that the stigma around mental health has begun to disappear, and that the phenomenon is being discussed more today than in the past. She points out that it basically is a public health problem that affects all parts of society.

– It is important to understand that children do not develop in isolation. If you grow up in a home with a parent who has mental health problems, chances are that you yourself suffer. Therefore, it is required that everyone gets help and that all helps, not only schools, but also employers, other care and other parts of society, " says Lena Hallengren.

Lena Hallengren think it is good that children and young people who are doing poorly to contact Bris, and describes organisationsmedarbetarnas efforts as ”amazing”. She also hope that those who are in need of help to find support at student health and in the same age group.

"That is why we have psychiatry, for example, if you have thoughts of suicide you should get help to feel that there are other ways," she says.

" Yes, and I realize the concern in it. Partly it has to do with the whole health care problem, that it is not sufficiently available. It is one of the main issues I work with as a minister.

– I think It is to hårddra it a bit, but this is a development that has taken place over time. When I was young there was not the same pressure and harsh social climate, for example, to be successful on every sample. The changes have been going on for a long time, but has not been debated in the same way as now.

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