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Adolescent mental health

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In 2019, 13 percent of adolescents reported having a major depressive episode, a 60 percent increase from 2007. The decline in mental health among teenagers intensified during the Covid pandemic but predates it, spanning racial and ethnic groups, urban and rural areas and the socioeconomic divide. Our panel of mental health experts discuss how to help teens struggling with mental health.

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Mindy Todd is the host and producer of The Point on WCAI which examines critical issues for Cape Cod and the Islands. She brings more than 30 years of experience in radio and television to WCAI.