How to Show Up For Teenagers With Record Levels of Sadness

Blog from NAMI.ORG website

FEB. 22, 2023

By Daniel H. Gillison, Jr.

A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention alarmingly illustrates the long-term mental health impacts COVID-19 is having on our nation’s youth.

According to the recently released data, in 2021:

  • More than 4 in 10 students felt persistently sad or hopeless
  • Nearly one-third of students experienced poor mental health
  • More than 1 in 5 students seriously considered attempting suicide
  • And 1 in 10 students attempted suicide

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