Millions of America’s teenagers are anxious and depressed — and 65% of those with depression, 80% of those with anxiety do not get any treatment. A new Pew Research Center Study reveals seven out of ten teens see anxiety and depression as major problems among their peers, whether they personally suffer from these conditions or not. Concern about mental health cuts across gender, racial and socio-economic lines, with roughly equal shares of teens across demographic groups saying it is a significant issue in their community.
Fewer teens, though still significant, share concern over bullying, drug addiction and alcohol use. More than four-in-ten say these are major problems affecting people their age (13-17) in the area where they live.
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