This infographic presents data from our young person sample of Australians aged 16-24.
This infographic shows the strong association between child maltreatment and mental disorders in Australian young people. Experience of child maltreatment dramatically increases the chances a young person will develop a mental disorder indicating the impact of maltreatment on mental health develops early in life.
We recommend citing the original paper these data come from: Scott, JG, et al. (2023). The association between child maltreatment and mental disorders in the Australian Child Maltreatment Study. Med J Aust. 218 (6).