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Teens are more concerned about anxiety and depression than drugs

The vast majority of teens say depression and anxiety are the biggest issue facing their generation, a new Pew Research Center survey reveals.  Around 70 percent of 13- to 17-year-old said mental health issues are a 'major problem' for their age group, while 96 percent said it was at least a 'minor problem'.  Bullying is the other most prominent issue, affecting 90 percent.  Drug and alcohol, not so much: just six percent said they'd felt pressure to do drugs, and just four percent said they'd felt pressure to drink alcohol.  Read more...

 

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