Prepared for Zach H. | Delivered October 8, 2020
Teen Mental Health And COVID-19
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To provide current statistics on teen mental health in light of COVID-19. To provide recent statistics on teen mental health in light of COVID-19 informed by trends from the last five years.
According to a recent
from UNICEF and the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), COVID-19 and related lockdowns have affected the mental health of around
of teenagers say they have developed negative feelings toward the future because of COVID-19.
experience increased worry about infectious people around them.
of teenagers say they lack knowledge about the virus.
of teenagers say they believe the worst is yet to come in terms of the pandemic's prevalence and its impact on the economy.
Heidi News reports that even without a global pandemic crisis,
of teenagers will suffer mental health problems.
COVID-19's impact is expected to
mental health problems among adolescents.
A survey by Healthy Minds Network in July 2020 showed that
of students and teenagers found it more difficult to receive mental health care in the past months.
Depression among surveyed college students increased from
in 2019 to
in 2020, partly because of the pandemic.
Risk of suicide among students increased from
in 2019 to