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By Geoff Bennett, Courtney Norris
Depression and anxiety among adolescents was already at crisis levels before the pandemic, but it surged amid the isolation, disruption and hardship of COVID. For our new series, "Early Warnings: America’s Youth Mental Health Crisis,” William Brangham traveled to Oregon…
By John Yang, William Brangham, Sam Lane, Andrew Corkery
Oregon ranks among the worst states for youth mental illness and access to care. William Brangham went there and found a system facing heavy burdens, but one searching for solutions. It’s part of our new series, "Early Warnings: America’s Youth…
By William Brangham, Sam Lane
Recent news of yet another school shooting has left many parents and caregivers asking how it is best to discuss gun violence with young children.
By Nicole Ellis, Casey Kuhn
The 988 mental health and suicide prevention helpline has quickly expanded its reach in the six months since it launched. It has received just over 2 million calls, texts and chat messages since July.
By Amanda Seitz, Associated Press
The holiday season is considered one of the hardest times of the year for anyone struggling with mental health. The recent death by suicide of famed dancer, producer and DJ Stephen "tWitch" Boss sparked a national conversation about the struggles…
Four sailors in the same Navy command in Norfolk, Virginia appeared to have died by suicide in less than a month. It’s the second time in a year that the Navy has been confronted with a rash of suicide deaths.
By William Brangham, Dorothy Hastings
The rise in homelessness is a source of major tension around the country, including in New York City, which has a larger homeless population than any other city in the U.S. This week, Mayor Eric Adams announced a new policy…
By Bobby Caina Calvan, Associated Press
New York City Mayor Eric Adams has announced a new initiative that would allow authorities to more aggressively intervene to help people in need of mental health treatment.
By Annie Ma, Associated Press, Kalyn Belsha, Patrick Wall, Chalkbeat
Despite an influx of COVID-19 relief money, school districts across the country have struggled to staff up to address students’ mental health needs that have only grown since the pandemic hit.
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