| By Gale Staff |
I was reading a recent Pew Research study about issues challenging teens today. Anxiety, depression, vaping of nicotine and marijuana, bullying, and cyberbullying are among the issues. According to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, emergency visits for suspected suicide attempts in teens significantly increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in girls, where the increase was over 50 percent during winter 2021, compared with the same period during 2019.
Your subscription to Gale In Context: High School is a tool to help you and your colleagues support students with the issues they are struggling with. Gale In Context: High School has more than 1,000 topic pages. There are topic pages on:
- Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders
- Drug Abuse
- Eating Disorders
- Mental Health
- Teens and Alcohol
- Teen Suicide
This topic overview lists warning signs and ways to intervene and prevent teen suicide.
If you or someone you know need help, the following resources are available:
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) helpline: 800.950.NAMI (6264); in a crisis, text NAMI to 741741
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) national helpline: 800.662.HELP (4357)