Half of Indiana high schoolers feel hopeless. So why is mental health care controversial?

Thursday, August 03, 2023
WFYI Indianapolis

Mental health needs are at a peak among U.S. children and teens. A 2021 national survey found that nearly half of Indiana high schoolers felt persistently sad or hopeless — the highest rate in two decades of surveys. The same survey found that three out of every 10 Indiana students said they had considered suicide.

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