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Letting in the light

Mental health issues, in particular depressive and anxiety disorders, are becoming increasingly common among young people, with their peak period of onset being around the age of 15 or 16. In fact, the 2007 National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing found that about one in four Australians aged 16 to 24 years reported having a mental health disorder at some point in the preceding 12 months.

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