Orygen’s Professor Alison Yung and Professor Patrick McGorry, together with research scientist Jack Cotter, have co-edited Youth Mental Health: Approaches to Emerging Mental Ill-Health in Young People, a book that highlights the field of youth mental health and why it is a specialty distinct from both child and adolescent, and adult mental health.
The book examines how mental health literacy, e-health, family, psychological, vocational and pharmacological interventions relate to the mental health of young people. It also discusses issues such as suicidality, substance abuse, gender identity and sexuality, attention deficit disorder and eating disorders.
Taking a preventive focus, this book presents evidence for youth mental health as an important and growing field, makes the case for the reform of existing service structures to better serve young people and outlines the latest specialised approaches to treatment.
The book explores:
- why focus on youth mental health;
- mental health systems – do we need specialised services for young people;
- specialised interventions; and
- future directions.
Drawing on the knowledge and expertise of leading thinkers in youth mental health, this book is essential reading for mental health professionals who wish to design new specialised mental health systems for young people.
Youth Mental Health: Approaches to Emerging Mental Ill-Health in Young People is published by Routledge and is available for pre-order here.