TW: Discussion of Suicide and Self Harm

The Matt Ritchel of the NYTimes recently wrote an incredibly thorough report on the rising mental health crisis among teenagers in the United States. While mental health continues to become destigmatized, awareness alone is not the reason for so the surge in depressive episodes or other incidents related to mental health:

“Young people are more educated; less likely to get pregnant, use drugs; less likely to die of accident or injury,” said Candice Odgers, a psychologist at the University of California, Irvine. “By many markers, kids are doing fantastic and thriving. But there are these really important trends in anxiety, depression, and suicide that stop us in our tracks.”

“We need to figure it out,” she said. “Because it’s life or death for these kids.”

You can read the article in it’s entirety here