Mental health of young people in Australia

This report represents the findings of the child and adolescent component of the National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing. It provides the first reliable, national information on mental illness in children and adolescents aged 4 to 17.

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Child and adolescent component of the National Survey of Mental Health and Well-Being

National Mental Health Strategy

Sawyer M.G., Arney F.M., Baghurst P.A., Clark J.J., Graetz B.W., Kosky R.J., Nurcombe B., Patton G.C., Prior M.R., Raphael B., Rey J., Whaites L.C. and Zubrick S.R.

ISBN 0 642 44686 5

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Canberra
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Suggested reference

The Mental Health of Young People in Australia, Sawyer et al, Mental Health and Special Programs Branch, Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care, 2000.

Acknowledgements

The authors would like to acknowledge the Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care, Mental Health and Special Programs Branch for providing the funding to undertake this project.

Special thanks to Mr Dermot Casey, Director Mental Health and Special Programs Branch and Professor Harvey Whiteford, Kratzmann Chair in Psychiatry, University of Queensland for their work on and support of this project.