A life worth living is a life well spent. But what happens when such a life is taken from us too early? Youth suicide is one of the most prevalent in the world, and in the past years has done nothing but continue to rise. How do we combat such a tragedy? What can we do? Associate Professor Jane Burns explains to us the ways innovation and technology are shaping the way we treat mental illness in youths in ways previously unexplored.
Associate Professor Jane Burns is the founder and CEO of the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre, an organisation that unites youth with researchers, practitioners and innovators to explore technology’s role in improving mental health and wellbeing for people aged 12 - 25. Jane holds a PhD in Medicine (Public Health and Epidemiology) from the University of Adelaide and various fellowships. She has led the youth agenda for beyondblue, and was Director of International Partnerships at Inspire Foundation. Jane was a Victorian Finalist in the 2012 Telstra Business Women's Awards and was listed in the Financial Review and Westpac Group 100 Women of Influence in 2012.
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