The number of psychological counselling sessions for children and teenagers last year doubled compared to 2020.
Police data show there were 1,496 suicide attempts by people aged up to 18 in Poland last year
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Jarosław Gowin pledged to seek to “remove PiS from power” before it can further “harm the Polish national interest”.
The NGO behind the service says that young people need its support more than ever amid the pandemic.
Experts say the pandemic has strained the mental health of young people.
Strangers are encouraged to talk with one another, helping to “build a sense of community”.
Prescriptions for anti-depressants have also increased.
Mikołaj Pawlak points to data showing the the extent of mental health problems and deficiencies in treatment
Polish teens have the worst body image and one of the highest suicide rates among the countries surveyed.
Plans for a national register of people who have attempted suicide could “violate fundamental rights”.