August 12 is International Youth Day

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The theme of International Youth Day 2014 is “Youth and Mental Health”.

  The mental health of young women and men is important for the health of society as a whole.     

Irina Bokova
UNESCO Director-General
International Youth Day 2014

The 2014 observance of International Youth Day will raise awareness on this important topic, as well as highlight the experiences of brave, young individuals who have chosen to speak out about these issues with the objective of overcoming stigma and discrimination to ensure that young people with mental health conditions can lead full and healthy lives free from isolation and unnecessary shame, and openly seek the services and support they need.

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