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AUTHOR(S)

Audrey Pereira
unicef -
LANGUAGE:
English
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ABSTRACT

Approximately half of all mental health disorders begin by age 14, and three-quarters by age 24. Among adolescents, depression is one of the leading contributors to morbidity, while suicide and interpersonal violence are among the leading causes of mortality. Mental ill-health also reinforces poverty through decreased productivity and loss of earnings, increased health expenditures, and social stigma. Since the evidence on the effects of poverty-alleviation programmes on mental health have been inconclusive, there is a need for research on specific poverty-alleviation interventions for vulnerable groups who are more at risk for poor mental well-being.

SERIESInnocenti Research Briefs
SERIES No. 2016-02
DATE OF PUBLICATION2016
PAGES2