Youth Mental Health: Intersections and Directions

Thursday, 14 July 2016: 10:45-12:15
Location: Hörsaal 18 (Juridicum)
RC49 Mental Health and Illness (host committee)
RC34 Sociology of Youth

Language: English

The mental health of young people is emerging as a world-wide “problem” that must be addressed. The World Health Organization and the health/social policies and frameworks of many countries position modern young lives as failing to possess mental well-being. This session calls for papers relating to emerging theories, interpretations and methods that address youth mental health through any/all of the following:   

  • qualitative and ethnographic youth-attuned, visual and/or participatory methods, 
  • critical analysis of the youth mental health “industry”, 
  • emerging data and interpretations acorss the continuum of youth mental health, 
  • new understandings of the emerging modern influences (social inequality, digital media, technology, globalization, etc) on the mental health and well-being of youth, 
  • and/or investigations into problems and promises for the mental health of Aboriginal and indigenous youth.
Session Organizer:
Kate TILLECZEK, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada
Patient Journeys in Youth Mental Health: Arts-Based Methods for Exploring Youth, Parent, and Service Provider Perspectives
Brandi BELL, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada; Tracy DEYELL, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada
Digital Media and Youth Mental Health: “It Just Takes over Everything”
Brandi BELL, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada; Matthew MUNRO, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada
Mental Health Inequalities Among Youth: The Importance of the Quality of the School Environment
Marie-Christine BRAULT, Universite du Quebec a Chicoutimi, Canada
Neighbourhood Characteristics and Psychosocial Health Among Young Adolescent Living in Urban Slum in Lagos State, Nigeria
Adenike IDOWU, Covenant University, Nigeria; Gbadebo ADEJUMO, Covenant University, Nigeria; Mofoluwake AJAYI, Covenant University, Nigeria; Tolulope ALLO, Covenant University, Nigeria; Tomike OLAWANDE, Covenant University, Nigeria