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Mental Illness and Its Effects on Teens

During the pandemic, a larger than average share of young adults (ages 18-24) reported symptoms of anxiety and/or depressive disorder (56%).

Shortly after the pandemic began more than 25% of high school students reported worsened emotional and cognitive health.

One in five teens between the ages of 12-18 suffers from at least one diagnosable mental disorder.

1 in 5 adults live with a mental illness

50% of mental illnesses are developed by age 14. There are different types of mental illnesses and they are more common than you might think.

Listen in on my conversation with Lauren Hope from Good Girl Chronicles. We talk about mental health and how teens deal with it. Lauren gives put resources to teens who are struggling with mental health.

If you find that you are having a hard time talking with your family and you feel like you will hurt yourself or someone else here are some resources.

Mental Health Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273- TALK (8255)

Suicide Prevention Resource Center https://www.sprc.org/

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