Teenagers Say Depression and Anxiety Are Major Issues Among Their Peers [nytimes.com]

 

Most American teenagers — across demographic groups — see depression and anxiety as major problems among their peers, a new survey by the Pew Research Center found.

The survey found that 70 percent of teenagers saw mental health as a big issue. Fewer teenagers cited bullying, drug addiction or gangs as major problems; those from low-income households were more likely to do so.

The consistency of the responses about mental health issues across gender, race and income lines was striking, said Juliana Horowitz, an associate director of research at the center.

[For more on this story by Karen Zraick, go to https://www.nytimes.com/2019/0...sion-statistics.html]

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