Are western societies paradigms affecting the mental health of teeangers? Is it a global mental health crisis?
A relevant study made in the United Kingdom population reveals the increasingly unhappy teenage life
One in four 14-year-old girls has self-harmed, Children’s Society research has found, as it finds girls are more unhappy than boys at the school for the first time.
Using data based on a survey of 11,000 people, the charity estimated that nearly 110,000 children aged 14 – 76,000 girls and 33,000 boys – may have self-harmed across the UK during the course of one year. See the great incidence of youth suicide in Spain.
Matthew Reed, chief executive at The Children’s Society, said the findings were “deeply worrying”.
The data also shows that girls are less happy than boys with school life, a reversal of earlier trends that showed girls have been happier than boys since 2003.
The charity analysed data from the Understanding Society survey, which includes children between 11 and 15. They were asked to rank their happiness in various aspects of life out of 10.
The overall happiness gap between girls and boys has also widened significantly, with the most recent data showing that boys rate their lives as 8.17 out of 10 on average while the average for girls was 7.8 (The Telegraph, 29 August 2018.).
From a bioethical point of view, these trends should be carefully studied to resolve the society, family and school paradigms failure.