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Youth Mental Health First Aid Class Comes to New Glarus

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September 15, 2022

Our youth need our help. A new CDC survey shows significant increases in high school students reporting persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness, considering suicide or attempting suicide over the past decade – trends that have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since the pandemic began, more than two out of five students (44%) reported persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness that caused them to stop doing usual activities. About one in five seriously considered suicide, and nearly one in 10 attempted suicide.

Alongside this jarring news, the survey also reported th...

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