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New research suggests that a rise in suicidal thoughts and attempts; anxiety; and depression are among the leading mental health consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic in the youth.
A survey of 1000 high school and college students revealed that nearly 25% reported they knew a peer who developed suicidal thoughts since the beginning of the pandemic. Around 5% reported making a suicide attempt themselves since the COVID outbreak started. Furthermore, more than half reported that they were worried about their own mental health. The findings highlight the toll that the pandemic has had on students mental health. It was noted that 58% of the college students and 53% of the high school students reported being moderately or very or extremely worried about their mental health… (Medscape)