About this Research Topic
Anxiety, depression, and suicide place an enormous burden on the individual, their families and the community, with long-lasting consequences relating to educational, psychological, social, and general health outcomes. Unipolar depression is predicted to be the leading factor contributing to the burden of disease worldwide by 2030. Suicide has been rated as a leading cause of death in young people in the US and Australia. To reduce the vast impact of these conditions and improve outcomes for young Australians, early intervention to reduce risk and support resilience among children and adolescents is imperative. By presenting the latest research in the area of prevention and reduction of anxiety, depression and suicide we are hoping to identify the latest key issues and mechanisms involved in addressing these presenting issues. In this way we hope this special topic will contribute towards the planning of more effective prevention and intervention programs in the future to reduce the burden on our children, adolescents, their families and their communities. This special topic we are compiling will be published in Frontiers in Clinical and Health Psychology later in 2018. The articles will also be cross referenced in Frontiers Psychiatry, Submissions for abstracts for consideration for inclusion in this special topic are open until October 31st, 2018. Submissions of a full paper are then due by February 10th, 2019.
Keywords: Prevention, Anxiety, Depression, Children, Adolescents, Suicide
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