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While binge drinking and substance use is declining among B.C. youth, an increasing number of teenage girls are reporting problems with mental health issues, according to a new survey. Suicidal thoughts rose among girls to 17 per cent in 2013, from 14 per cent in 2008, according to the B.C. Adolescents Health Survey, released Wednesday from the McCreary Centre Society. A total of 30,000 Grade 7 to 12 students were surveyed in 56 of the province’s 59 school districts in 2013.
Of the males surveyed, eight per cent reported suicidal intention, down from nine per cent in 2008.
Females were three times as likely as males to report a mental or emotional health condition (15 per cent compared to five per cent), the survey found. They were also more likely than boys to report having panic attacks, extreme distress and despair. Also troubling is that many of those teens are not seeking medical help.
For both males and females, the most common reason for not accessing medical help was thinking or hoping the problem would go away. The next most common reason for males was being too busy to go, whereas for females it was not wanting their parents to know. Eleven per cent of students reported needing help for mental health issues but felt they didn’t have access to that help.
The number of youth who did not seek help because they did not want their parents to know jumped 18 percentage points to 37 per cent in 2013, from 19 per cent in 2008.
Researchers say the results show work needs to be done to break down the stigma around mental health issues.
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