Sharp rise in mental health problems among girls and young women in Switzerland
Data published by Switzerland’s Federal Statistical Office (FSO) this week show a sharp rise in the number of young people being admitted to hospital for mental and behavioural disorders in 2020 and 2021.
Between 2020 and 2021, hospital admissions for mental and behavioural disorders rose by 26% among girls and young women aged 10 to 24 and by 6% among males of the same age.
For the first time, mental disorders were the main cause of hospital admissions among 10 to 24 year-olds.
Intervention of Dr. Camille Nemitz-Piguet, member of stressnetwork.ch, on RTS (in French)
December 19, 2022