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Data visualisation: Feeling low

This visualisation allows you to explore HBSC's data for young people who report feeling low at least once per week.

Being in good emotional health enables young people to deal with the challenges of adolescence and eases the transition from childhood to adolescence and adulthood. Mental well-being in childhood is associated with social competence and good coping skills that lead to more positive outcomes in adulthood.

Regularly feeling low can have a profound impact on a person’s life and may compound difficulties commonly associated with teenage years. Research has also identified a link between feeling low and a repressed immune system. While a persistent low mood can be an indicator of depression, which is associated with increased risks of substance abuse, unemployment, early pregnancy, academic underachievement and suicide in severe cases.

 

This visualisation has received funding from the European Union in the framework of the Health Programme (2008-2013). The content of this visualisation represents the views of the author and it is his sole responsibility; it can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Commission and/or the Executive agency does not accept responsibility for any use that may be made of the information it contains.

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item 3096
[30-06-2015 to 30-09-2015]

 


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