An overview of the health situation of youth today is provided in this folder, which also explores the serious health challenges this vulnerable group is facing within the context of local and global developments. Socio-economic, cultural, educational and other factors affecting young people’s health are examined, and reference is made to particular issues and areas of concern. Emphasis is given to the importance of involving young people in identifying problems and developing solutions to ensure that programmes, policies and health services address their needs.

Adolescent health
Adolescents – young people between the ages of 10 and 19 years – are often thought of as a healthy group. Nevertheless, many adolescents do die prematurely due to accidents, suicide, violence, pregnancy related complications and other illnesses that are either preventable or treatable. Many more suffer chronic ill-health and disability. In addition, many serious diseases in adulthood have their roots in adolescence. For example, tobacco use, sexually transmitted infections including HIV, poor eating and exercise habits, lead to illness or premature death later in life.

WHO and partners launch guidance to help countries improve adolescent health
In a major report WHO summarizes evidence-based adolescent health interventions and provides guidance on priority setting and programming. Additionally, 75 case studies from countries applying recommended programmes show the results of efforts to improve the health and well-being of adolescents.


We plan to do einterviews with MBBS doctors to understand 4 things
1) Tests or questions you ask in first few meetings
2) What it means in medical terms
3) What it means in non medical terms
4) What should the patient or care takers do

We might interview Aurvedic doctors, homeopathic doctors, Yoga teachers on this health issue

Video links

Juvenile Justice and Mental Health

Juvenile Mental Health Court: Parent Description

CJCA Webinar: Mental Health Needs Among Youth Involved in Juvenile Justice