Luke21: 25-27 25 “There will appear signs in the sun, moon and stars; and on earth, nations will be in anxiety and bewilderment at the sound and surge of the sea, 26 as people faint with fear at the prospect of what is overtaking the world; for the powers in heaven will be shaken.[a] 27 And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with tremendous power and glory.[b] 28 When these things start to happen, stand up and hold your heads high; because you are about to be liberated!”
- “I felt so alone”: Rising rates of suicide, depression accelerated by pandemic among U.S. kids
- The U.S. surgeon general has called it an “urgent public health crisis” – a devastating decline in the mental health of kids across the country. According to the CDC, the rates of suicide, self-harm, anxiety and depression are up among adolescents – a trend that began before the pandemic.
- In the emergency room at Children’s Hospital in Milwaukee, doctors like Michelle Pickett are seeing more kids desperate for mental health help.
- Sharyn Alfonsi: Is there any group that’s not being impacted?
- Michelle Pickett: No. We’re seeing it all; kids, you know, who come from very well-off families; kids who don’t; kids who are suburban; kids who are urban; kids who are rural. We’re– we’re seein’ it all.
- According to the CDC, hospital admissions data shows the number of teenage girls who have been suicidal has increased 50% nationwide since 2019. Sophia Jimenez was one of them.
- CDC numbers show that even before the pandemic, the number of adolescents saying they felt persistently sad or hopeless was up 40% since 2009.
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