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Johan Rayne

Johan Rayne

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i have been doing the questions for the event.

one answer says 25% of youth are getting treatment.

one answer says 78% of young people who need treatment are not getting it.

are youth and young people not the same thing? is one set minors and the other set college and career age? then the problem is english?

25% would be 22% of those who need treatment if they are the same set. making it 112%.

another answer is 75% with illness get it before age 18.

does that mean that at age 18, 78% of the 25% stop going to treatment? when it is their choice?

at any rate, the emergent structure is a train wreck, and only going to get worse if we keep feeding the wrong wolf.

12-Oct-2019 16:56:44 - Last edited on 12-Oct-2019 17:41:14 by Johan Rayne

Johan Rayne

Johan Rayne

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thanks for answering. weird the answers say the exact opposite as i read it.


Zoed: What percentage of young people are receiving treatment for mental health conditions? 25%. this states are receiving treatment, not who needs treatment.

your answer was: 5.5% of the youth population are receiving treatment.

the second answer:

Kal: What percentage of youth go without treatment for poor mental health? 78% this states who needs it, not who is receiving it. your answer was 19.5% of the youth population are not receiving treatment, but may require it.

so if 78% not getting treatment, then 22% are getting treatment, the 22% and 25% would represent the same set.

see the problem with the math?


the final part i did in case it is 2 separate sets we are talking about:

the first set {youth} at 25% getting treatment.

the second set {young people} not getting treatment.

if 25% are getting treatment as {youth} but 78% not getting treatment as {young people} who need it. therefore 78% of the 25%. the difference between under age 18 and over age 18.

i got 112% by simply taking the difference between 25% and 22% being 3% and multiplied by 4. might not be the right way to do it, but it was a guesstimate.


i think the math in the first part remains the same. if they are one set.

in the second part however if they are 2 sets, and the youth and the young people are flip flopped, it would seem to indicate that 25% of college and career age who need treatment get it, however 78% of that 25% don't get treatment as minors.

that seems even more odd to me. self diagnosis vs. the diagnosis of school and parents.

13-Oct-2019 01:44:38 - Last edited on 13-Oct-2019 03:04:10 by Johan Rayne

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