This Manifesto is written on behalf of the young volunteers of the Red Cross and Red Crescent. We are demanding visibility, acknowledgement and action.
A Youth Mental Health Crisis
Mental health is one of the most neglected areas of health globally. Millions of young people are affected. Universally, mental health conditions remain significantly under-reported. It is an invisible pandemic unfolding among young people. Choosing not to acknowledge and prioritize this, will result in a humanitarian tragedy. By caring for the mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of young people, we fight causes of suffering, and build the capacity of our
societies and our current and future volunteers.