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Mental Health Epidemic Among Youth

Over the last decade, mental health among youth has deteriorated. Unfortunately, while adolescent mental health was already at a very low point, a number of recent social issues – the pandemic, an uptick in school shootings, a reckoning on racial justice, the climate crisis, and a divisive political landscape – have really intensified this downward trend. The U.S. Surgeon General

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Teen Depression Rates Growing

In the November 2016 journal Pediatrics, research from Johns Hopkins shows that the rate of adolescents reporting clinical depression grew by 37% over the decade ending in 2014, with one in six girls reporting an episode in the past year. This is a substantial increase. In addition, a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that

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