The Next Steps: BC Youths’ Response to the AHS III and Ideas for Action
McCreary Centre Society
This report provides a follow-up to a 2003 adolescent health survey done in British Columbia. Youth give their perspectives on the research findings & their ideas for action. Youth were not surprised to learn girls were more likely to seriously consider suicide than boys. They felt each gender faces different pressures that could lead to suicide. Action ideas the youth suggested include separate mental health services & resources for boys & girls, more information for parents & more parental involvement in young peoples’ lives, reducing stigma & raising awareness.