1 in 3 teens reported feeling sad or hopeless | Morning in America

1 in 3 high school students had experienced persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness in 2019, a 40 percent increase since 2009. In 2019, approximately 1 in 6 youth reported making a suicide plan in the past year, a 44% increase since 2009. The coronavirus pandemic intensified a rise in adolescent depression, anxiety and mental health distress that was underway before the spring of 2020.

If you or someone you know is struggling, there’s is help available.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

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