The Surge in Mental Health Issues Among America’s Youth Post-Pandemic

The alarming rise in mental health distress among young Americans is drawing significant concern, as reported in a series of studies highlighting the sharp increase in depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders since the COVID-19 onset.

Social issues like gun violence in schools, climate change concerns, and political corruption further affect young American’s mental wellbeing. The need for policy action and supportive measures is urgent, with experts advocating for improved social connections, purpose, and a healthier environment to address this mental health crisis effectively.

Some experts attribute this to the rise in social media use which has caused “virtual isolation” – or social isolation due to the use of mobile devices.

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