Young, British and Depressed: Channel 4 Dispatches
With one in eight young people aged 5 to 19 reported to have a mental health disorder, demand for access to mental health services at an all-time high and antidepressant use on the increase,Young, British and Depressed explores our youth depression crisis.
Talking to teenagers and young people, campaigners, psychologists and medical professionals, reporter Sanah Ahsan investigates what is fuelling the crisis and what treatment is available for young people. Are we over-reliant on antidepressants? Do people know about the potential long-term implications? Are we offering medical solutions to emotional problems? And whilst praised for opening up the conversation around mental health, have de-stigmatisation campaigns had unintended consequences?