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“I didn’t have anyone to talk to”: why it’s time to address the hidden crisis in teenage mental health

Politicians talk about "parity of esteem"—but stories like Jamie's show more needs to be done to tackle mental health

By Mary Reader  

“Because I didn’t get any help straight away it was all weighing on me and I didn’t know how to deal with it… I didn’t have anyone to talk to about it.”

When Jamie was sexually assaulted by boys at his school at the age of 15, his life spun out of control. He found it difficult to speak, eat, or sleep. When he did manage,he had aggressive and…

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