October 14, 2022
Mental Health
  • A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that most adolescents experienced negative events during the Covid-19 pandemic. Nearly three-quarters of high school students in the U.S. reported experiencing at least one adverse childhood experience – such as physical abuse, emotional abuse, food insecurity, electronic bullying, dating violence, sexual violence, or loss of a parent’s job – while 8 percent reported experiencing four or more adverse events during the Covid-19 pandemic. For these students, poor mental health was four times as common and suicide attempts were 25 times more common than for those who did not experience any adverse events. (Report here)