For the mental health crisis facing our youth, Prevention may be the answer

When it comes to the mental health of our children and teens, research tells a worrisome story: too many of today’s young people are faring poorly.

The Statistics

In a recent study, 13 percent of American youth surveyed between the ages of 12 and 17 reported they’d had at least one major depressive episode in the previous year. That was an increase of 59% from 2007 to 2017. Far more disturbing the number of suicides among young people has jumped significantly over roughly the…