Mental Illness Impacting Youth, with High Suicides Rates. The youth today are in trouble, suffering from several kinds of mental illnesses ranging from depression, anxiety, trauma, loneliness and suicidality.
Worldwide, more than 800,000 people die due to suicide each year. It is estimated that about 1.5 million people will die due to suicide by the year 2020. This stat was before the pandemic. The age of suicides during the pandemic in youth ranged from 10 to 19 years. See links below from a few articles talking about the increase in youth suicides during the pandemic and still continuing.
In this podcast, Ray talks about the impact of lockdowns. The roles that unhealthy households played and the state of our future. There are solutions, but not enough awareness!