Young People Facing Mental Health Crisis

 
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Young People Facing Mental Health Crisis

12-15-2021

In a recent public advisory, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy warns of an emerging youth mental health crisis. Per Murthy, “Symptoms of depression and anxiety have doubled during the pandemic, with 25% of youth experiencing depressive symptoms and 20% experiencing anxiety symptoms.” Those of us working directly with young people are not surprised, and we know our work is part of the essential wellness care our students require. This youth mental health crisis is not only in the U.S., but around the world; learn more in this Los Angeles Times article.

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