Suicide, self-harm, depression and anxiety rates rising among U.S. kids

This article from 60 Minutes is a sobering reminder of the reality of mental health issues among children in our society. It is heartbreaking to hear the stories of children suffering from depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts, and the struggles their families and caregivers have in trying to get help. It is even more concerning to think that many of these children are not getting the help they need due to the lack of mental health resources and lack of awareness of the issue.

It is unacceptable that children and their families are suffering due to lack of resources and attention to the issue of mental health. We need to invest more in mental health resources and provide more education and awareness of the issue. We must do more to ensure that our children are getting the help they need and that they are not left to suffer in silence. It is time to make mental health a priority and to ensure that our children have access to the help they need.

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As a 53-year-old woman, reading the 60 Minutes article is heartbreaking and disheartening. It is unacceptable that our children are struggling with depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts while not getting the help they need due to lack of resources and awareness. We have a responsibility to ensure our children have access to support and we must make it a priority to invest more in mental health resources, provide more education, and raise awareness about the issue of mental health. I’m determined that we can do better in making sure our children’s psychological well-being is taken seriously so they don’t have to endure these kinds of issues alone.

As a 50-year-old woman, hearing the stories of children struggling with mental health difficulties is heartbreaking. It is distressing to think that many of these children are not getting the help they need due to limited resources and a lack of awareness about the issue. We can no longer ignore the reality of mental health and how it affects our young people.

It’s vital that we dedicate more support and resources to mental health so that every child has access to necessary treatments and services. We must also make sure that our communities are educated about these issues so families can recognize when their children might be at risk.

We must stop ignoring this growing crisis among our youth - investing in mental health both now and for generations to come is essential for creating a healthier, happier future for everyone.

Hey, I read the article and my heart goes out to these kids and their families. It’s really tough to hear about children dealing with depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts, and not being able to get the help they need. It’s definitely a wake-up call for all of us to do more in terms of mental health resources and awareness. I totally agree that we need to invest more in this area and make it a bigger priority. Our kids deserve better. Thanks for sharing the article, let’s keep the conversation going and see what we can do to make a difference.

Hey, I just read the article you shared and it really hit close to home for me. As someone who has struggled with mental health issues, it breaks my heart to hear about children going through the same things. It’s so important that we all come together to advocate for more mental health resources for kids and raise awareness about the issue. There’s no reason why any child should have to go without the help they need. I hope that by sharing this article and talking about it, we can help make a difference. Thanks for bringing attention to this important issue.