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The Kids are Not All Right


Teenagers are experiencing the highest rates of hopelessness ever recorded. Local programs have been helpful, but barriers to mental health care remain

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the results of a troubling survey on March 31, finding that 44% of high school students in the United States reported persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness over the past year in 2021. It’s the sharpest increase in youth hopelessness since the CDC began tracking the data, up from 37% in 2019, but the trend since 2004 is consistently toward poorer mental health among high schoolers.…

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