“Angus Reid Institute – in partnership with Children First Canada – reveals both older and younger generations of Canadians are calling for more assistance for youth mental health, greater action to prevent bullying, and more funding for families in poverty… and a desire for more engagement on their behalf with policymakers is evident… significant debates remain over where the money should come from, and who should oversee its distribution…”
“Adolescents are particularly vulnerable to certain health issues. The top three causes of death among adolescents are road traffic injuries, AIDS-related illnesses and suicide.” – WHO and UNAIDS, October 6, 2015
The ‘Emma dilemma’ demonstrates how wrong it is to judge an entire generation as it is to discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion or sexual orientation. Employers need to take steps to recruit, train and support young staff entering the workforce and not cry in their soup when things don’t go just right.