Briefing Paper about the psychological and mental health issues of children
The Child Helpline International has issued a Briefing Paper about the psychological and mental health issues of children in top 9 HDI countries in 2010. CHI intends to publish such papers periodically.
The data collected by child helplines in the top 9 HDI (Human Development Index) countries demonstrates that apart from abuse and violence, the second main reason children, and
others on behalf of children, contacted child helplines was psychosocial and mental health issues. Some 14 per cent of all of the contacts in these countries dealt with psychosocial and mental health issues.