Mental Health of Youth and Substance Use: Self-harm and Suicide in Young

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ISSUP Webinars

ISSUP Ukraine are pleased to present the First Webinar in their Three-Part Series on 'Mental Health of Youth and Substance Use'. The First Webinar will centre specifically on Self-Harm and Suicide in Young.

The focus of this Series is to raise issues around youth mental health and to bring acknowledgment that is connected with substance use. Three world-known speakers will discuss depression, self-harm, suicide behavior and comorbidity of mental health and substance use disorders in youth. 

Substance-abusing youth are at higher risk of incurring mental health problems, including depression, personality disorders, suicidal behaviours compared to non-users. Substance abuse may increase symptoms of mental illness or trigger the new one. Similarly, young with depression are at higher risk of using substances. As many young people with mild depression go undiagnosed, the condition can appear to be the result of addiction. Substance use disorders among depressed youths are a risk factor for suicidal behaviors.

Speaker at First Webinar:
Dr. Dennis Ougrin, 
Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Queen Mary University of London

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Dr. Dennis Ougrin - Presentation Slides 2.43 MB