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1Assignment TitleUnit code and Title:NUM3511 Community Health Care in Nursing and MidwiferyPracticeLecturer:Carol SquireStudent Name:Jagnandan SinghStudent Number:10459921Date of Submission:05/04/2020Word Count:2038
IntroductionIllnesses remain the biggest threat to human wellbeing. Many past studies have attempted to exploreand understand some of the major causes of different diseases and ways in which they can beprevented. Like many other challenges in the field of health, mental health disorders are bestaddressed through prevention and proper management. Evidence suggests that more than seventyfive percent of all mental health problems begin before the age of 25 years and may extend for therest of a person’s life if not properly managed. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO),every 1 in 4 youths of ages between 12 years and 18 years is at risk of a mental health disorder. Thefigures have increased even more in the past few years. For instance, in the year, studies showed that21.2% of young people between the age of 13 years and 19 years were living in experienced mentaldistress. The figure has shot up from 14% that was encountered in 2012. Further evidence has shownthat the challenge of mental health is a major concern among young women and indigenous groupsall over across the world. Such figures paint a clear picture of the worsening mental healthexperienced among young people (Chenhall & Senior, 2017). Mental health has remained asignificant concern in Australia, especially in the Western region among youths living in towns likeKalgoorlie. The rate of mental disorders among young Australian living in this town seems to begetting worse. Many young adolescents are finding themselves in emergency mental health facilitiesbecause of psychiatric issues such as depression and other mood disorders. The selected region offocus within Western Australia for the study is Kalgoorlie, city in Western Australia.DemographicsKalgoorlie is one of the popular towns in Western Australia with a population of 30,059 according tothe latest figures by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (2020). The population density of Kalgoorlie is536 people per square kilometre. Statistics further show that 52% of people living in Kalgoorlie aremales while 48% are females. The town has witnessed a growth rate of 0.34% and 0.63% in 2018and 2019 respectively. Out of this, children of ages between 0 and 15 years form 24.3% of thepopulation. It is a home to over 6789 adolescents of ages between the age ranges of 12 – 18 years.Studies suggest that young people between the ages of 12 years and 25 years hold a fairly largefraction of the population in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. The groups form about 27% of the totalWestern Australian population (Tharaldsen & Wilhelmsen, 2016).

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mental health, Psychiatry, Population health

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