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Friday, June 26, 2020

What's Happening to America's Youth?

Children are struggling. Over the past decade, cases of anxiety increased by 20 percent or more. Rates of suicide and suicidal thinking have risen sharply among young people of all ages--including, horrifyingly, children under 11. Scholars debate why this is happening--plausible culprits include social media, video gaming, helicopter parenting, school shootings and lockdown drills, overweening college pressure, and both the over-and under-prescribing of medication.

Scott Stossell, The New York Times Book Review, October, 6, 2019

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