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Health & wellbeing in Australia 1) The concept of wellbeing has been given diverse definitions from different perspectives. It can be objective or subjective depending on the intricacy of the situation. Mental health has become a very common topic globally, especially in Australia. Mental health is defined as a state of well- being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, and can cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make contribution to her or his community(WHO,2014) . The focus of this essay would be depression of youth aged 12-24. depression is a mental illness which has been affecting youth more in the present. From 2012-2014, Mission Australia has done a survey which justifies that youth from ages 15-24 have appeared to develop high levels of psychological distress in their lives(missionaustralia , 2015) and this has become an issue that needs to be solved. 2) Depression is a rising mental health issue in Australian youth.This will continue to increase in the future if the government or healthcare agencies do not intervene. Therefore, there should be more awareness and help given to youth. Depression has many triggering factors involved and the most extreme cases of depression can lead to suicide. Depression is defined as an illness that diminishes the mood of a human (Saneorg, 2017) . It can affect a person’s physical and mental as well as their daily routine.(Saneorg,2017).A youth’s life is adversely affected by this.This affects the future of Australia, hence we need to find a solution to decrease the rate of depression. 3)ARGUMENTS: APS V HEALTH GOV AU 3.1Similarities: A survey done by the Health Government of Australia concluded that adults in Australia with mental illnesses have developed symptoms pertaining to it during adolescent stages in their lives (Healthgovau, 2017). Studies showed that 14% of those ranging from the ages of 4-17 were diagnosed with it. These symptoms consisted of mood disorders such as anxiety and depression; behavioural issues such as anger following attention deficit disorders (Healthgovau, 2017). Reports done by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) reveals that 1 out of 4 young Australians between the ages of 13 and 24 have mental illnesses (Psychologyorgau, 2017). This can affect all
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