BPC’s Youth Mental Health and Substance Use Task Force is developing evidence-based, pragmatic policy solutions to the youth mental health and substance use crisis for Congress and the administration.
The United States is in the midst of a youth mental health and addiction crisis.
More than 40% of teenagers say they struggle with persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness. Youth suicide attempts, self-injury, and drug overdoses are all increasing. While these alarming trends cannot be blamed on any single factor, the acute lack of mental health and substance use treatment options for youth, the rise in social and online media, and pressures from the COVID-19 pandemic have played an outsized role.
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