AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
It’s estimated that around 166,000 girls and 67,000 boys of that age across the UK are depressed. Following a recent study, undertaken by academics at University College London and the University of Liverpool.
Worryingly, they concluded that one in four girls have depression by the time they hit 14.
This has been put down to body image, bullying and social media – each of which can have a huge impact on young people’s mental health.
It is estimated that 24 per cent of 14-year-old girls and nine per cent of boys the same age have depression.
The study suggests that parents underestimate the signs of depression among teenage girls, although...