Teen mental health suffered during height of pandemic

Published: Apr. 26, 2022 at 3:22 PM EDT
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - Teen mental health suffered during the pandemic, as young people felt more isolated and distanced from their friends, experts said in a new study.

Researchers looked at data from public health departments. They found an increase in adolescent deaths by suicide in proportion to suicides of people of all ages in several states including Indiana.

ABC21′s Tom Powell spoke with a Fort Wayne-based mental health expert on the challenges and opportunities presented in the new study. The interview first appeared on ABC21 News at 7.

If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, help is available.

Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-272-8255.

Deaths by suicide increased among adolescents in proportion to suicides among people of all ages.
Deaths by suicide increased among adolescents in proportion to suicides among people of all ages.

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