The Pandemic's Toll on Teens' Mental Health and Well-being

Published on: September 10, 2020. Updated on: October 20, 2020.

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A recent survey found that 64% of teens believe “the experience of COVID-19 will have a lasting impact on their generation's mental health.” Teens are facing unprecedented stress during the COVID-19 pandemic and it is impacting their mental health. Less resilient teens reported more frequent feelings of anxiety and depression and felt less equipped to tap into their support networks. Teens are calling for a major change in the mental health conversation and 81% say “it's time for Americans to talk more openly and honestly about mental health issues in this country.”

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Harris Poll on behalf of 4-H: Online survey with 1,516 respondents


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