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Skip to 0 minutes and 9 seconds SPEAKER 1: What do you think are mental health problems?

Skip to 0 minutes and 11 seconds SPEAKER 2: Mental health problems means that you don’t feel very well inside. And it’s not like you can just go talk to someone, but it’s continuous and hard to solve.

Skip to 0 minutes and 24 seconds SPEAKER 3: Perhaps your brain has developed a bit different from the average person, or maybe on the inside you don’t feel healthy with yourself. This could mean depression or just any type of disorder in your feelings.

Skip to 0 minutes and 39 seconds SPEAKER 4: Being suicidal cause of maybe a problem at home or at school, or if you are anorexic, or things like that.

Skip to 0 minutes and 51 seconds SPEAKER 5: Basically, having anxiety or disorders or autism, for example, where you can’t do many things that other people do.

Skip to 1 minute and 3 seconds SPEAKER 6: Maybe like when parts of your brain are less developed. Like, let’s say you’re 12, but one part of your brain is, like, as if you were, like, six years old, and another part is as if you were maybe even older.

Skip to 1 minute and 20 seconds SPEAKER 7: Sometimes you can have a problem, like, at your house, maybe, that can cause you a mental problem or something like that, I think.

Skip to 1 minute and 28 seconds SPEAKER 8: Problems is, for example, depression, suicide, where you’re sad most the time. Just, like, everything seems worse.

Skip to 1 minute and 39 seconds SPEAKER 9: You feel that you are not being accepted by the world in your own mind, and you refuse to tell that to other people. So you’re, in your mind, you’re constantly fighting a battle in your mind.

Skip to 1 minute and 53 seconds SPEAKER 10: When you don’t really feel that well and you can only, like, think about one thing at a time, only one feeling, and kind of only focus on that feeling.

Skip to 2 minutes and 2 seconds SPEAKER 11: I think it’s when people don’t understand how to act with other people, and they have problems in their brain that’s not so good.

What are mental health problems according to young people?

In this video young people tell what mental health problems are, according to them.

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