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!

Here are some Links:

2020 Was Awful Year For Teen Suicide

Child and teen suicides have increased during pandemics in over a dozen states, research shows

Adolescents accounted for a larger share of suicides in many states in 2020

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Patricia Gonzalez
Patricia Gonzalez
Reply to  Ray Brown
2 years ago

During the pandemic my son was 17 and had a mental crisis. He was hositalized and til this date he continues to battle mental illness. He was diagnosed with psychosis, depression , anxiety, and was suicidal a few times due the the mental instability stating he couldnt take it anymore. Its Very sad and difficult as a family trying to keep him going day by day. But we turned to jesus and started going back to church and praying a lot. The faith has helped him