Mental health problems ranging from depression to more severe acts such as self-harm or suicidal behaviours are a serious problem among adolescents and young adults. Exposure to violence during the life of young people can increase mental health issues for youth.
This study analyzed data from the nationally representative Violence Against Children and Youth Survey from Malawi (2013) to quantify the association between exposures to violence (physical, sexual and emotional) and their relationship with mental distress, self-harm behaviours and suicidal ideation and attempts among youth aged 13-24 years. It evaluated the association of exposures to violence against children with reported mental health conditions among women and men.
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An overview of the data found in Malawi's Violence Against Children and Youth Survey (VACS) report.