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Teen Depression in America: The Very Hard Facts (and Hope)

How do I know if my teenager is depressed

Way too many of our teens are hurtin’ cowgirls and cowboys. Hmmm, let me see: media madness (social and otherwise), peer pressure, adrenaline-gushing anxiety, the substance du jour, broken homes, living in a chaotic and dangerous world, and God only knows what else. I’ll guarantee I’m not scratching my head over the prevalence of teen depression. You?

So I get an email a week ago from staff at Rawhide, a faith-based charity in Wisconsin that offers residential care and outpatient mental health services to at-risk youth and their families. The writer had just published an infographic on teen depression in America and simply wanted me to take a look and offer an opinion. Yeah, no push to feature it on Chipur, which was refreshing – just wanted me to take a look.

Know what? I did. And I liked it so much, I knew I had to share it with you. The infographic is featured in an article on Rawhide’s blog entitled Teen Depression in America – Troubling Statistics & Trends. Be sure to read it because it provides some great info. And while you’re there, navigate about, as did I. Rawhide has a lot of very cool things going-on.

Alrighty, then. I’m going to wrap-up my portion of the post and let the infographic take us home. Such important information to have at our fingertips. And why not pass it around? I mean, let’s make sure our teens get the help they so desperately need, and deserve!

Oh, almost forgot. Posted Our Teens Are Hurting and Dying | They Deserve a Lot More EMPATHY several months ago. It details a Canadian school pilot program that has kicked a dent in teen depression, anxiety, and suicide. Check it out.

Okay, okay, the infographic…

Teen Depression Rawhide