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By William Brangham, Sarah Clune Hartman
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
Since its launch last July, the nationwide 988 hotline for people experiencing a mental health crisis has received more than 2 million calls, texts and chats. The launch got a boost from the federal government, with future funding expected to…
By John Yang, Winston Wilde
According to U.S. Census Bureau surveys, Americans have been spending less time with friends and more time alone since before the pandemic, which has only intensified the sense of social isolation. Laurie Santos, a cognitive scientist and psychology professor at…
A national panel of health experts is recommending for the first time that children ages 8 and up be screened for anxiety — an issue that the pandemic has put a spotlight on. Dr. Lee Beers, former president of the…
By Andrew Corkery, Kaisha Young, Claire Mufson
Last summer, Amy Gilliland, president of the multi-billion dollar global defense company GDIT, received a phone call informing her that one of GDIT's employees died by suicide. That tragedy drove her to create a program to spark conversations about mental…
The Uvalde massacre is leading to tough questions all over again about how adults should talk to children about these shootings. Dr. Melissa Brymer, director of terrorism and disaster programs at the UCLA-Duke University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress,…
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