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The mental health crisis in NYC's high school students

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In 2021, more than a third of high schoolers reported experiencing poor mental health during the covid-19 pandemic, according to the CDC.

• Forty-four percent of high schoolers persistently felt sad or hopeless.

• One in five teens considered suicide during the pandemic.

Experts are saying there is a shortage on mental health resources that kids need, including guidance counselors.

On this episode of In Depth, we speak to recent graduates of New York's Staten Island Technical High School about the mental health challenges they faced during the pandemic. We also speak with Psychologist Dr. Allison Holman, a specialist in collective trauma, and Dawn Yuster, the director of the School Justice Project.

Hosted by Jill Webb

Produced by Femi Redwood, Anddy Egan-Thorpe, and Dempsey Pillot.

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