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The Bris report: the Conversation about mental ill health increasing among the young

In the years 2016-2018 increased the number of contacts to Children's rights in society, Bris, with a total of eight per cent.

the Number of children who get in touch with the thoughts of suicide have increased by 66 percent. When it comes to self-destructiveness is the increase 64 per cent, while the increase for eating disorders is located at 47 per cent.

A common denominator for conversations about mental illness is that children and young people feel it is hard to get help, and that adults don't see or understand their problems, according to the general secretary of Bris Magnus Jägerskog.

" We know from previous research that mental illness is widespread among children and young people. What is new in this study is that we can also see that the severity of the calls has increased, " he says.

the organization started from the 77.500 calls, e-mails and chat conversations with children and young people, combined with the current research. The survey shows that mental illness is the most common reason for contacting Bris.

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Although the evidence on violence, abuse and violations have become more. Calls about sexual abuse has increased by 43 per cent during the period, and in particular, it is the girls account for the rise. The report concludes that this increase began in connection with Metoo.

– since Then, the number of contacts remained at a higher figure than before the Metoo. In many cases, conversation with the Breeze be the first time you put words on what you have been through, " says Magnus Jägerskog.

if the bullying has increased by 48 per cent during the period, a development which in the report stated that ”large and worrying”. At the same time have the stress of young people increased.

– There is much focus in society on to perform and it affects måendet. Therefore, it is important to investigate thoroughly how society influences young people, including when it comes to school. We have a school today where fewer experiencing job satisfaction at the same time as we see increased bullying and hate about the score, " says Magnus Jägerskog.

According to him, the society must become better at promoting the efforts of the young people's behavior, for example by strengthening trygghetsarbetet in the school. In addition, it requires, according to Jägerskog, a large vårdreform where student health, primary care and specialised care are assigned clear roles.

not solely responsible for how children and young people have it, but it requires efforts on all levels, according to Magnus Jägerskog. He believes that it is good that the politicians in Sweden have begun to gain insight into the issues of mental illness and that it is now required that the fine words turn into action.

" It's all about what kind of society we build and this involves both the school and the care. At the same time, I want to point out that Sweden is a good country in many ways, and it is encouraging that many young people seeking support. If you look at our nordic neighbouring countries, they have lower levels of mental illness and it is possible to reverse the trend, even here, " he says.

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