More than four in 10 teens report feeling “persistently sad or hopeless” during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey published Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Girls were twice as likely to experience mental health troubles compared to boys. And LGBTQ students were hit the hardest.
The CDC’s findings were gathered from online surveys from a sample of 7,700 US students during the first six months of 2021. The questions presented were about mental health, drug use and violence at home or school.
The stress and adversity of the pandemic were not limited to just adults; teens and children felt it too. “It’s no secret that kids are going through a lot right now. Knowing how to spot the signs of something more serious is vital,” says Barb Solish, director of youth and young adult initiatives for the National Alliance of Mental Illness.
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