Sharp Increase In Mental Health Illnesses In Young People May Be Linked To Social Media, Cultural Trends

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The report also said that lack of sleep could be a contributing factor. Between 2008 and 2017, suicides among young adults in age brackets between 18 and 25 grew by as much as 56 percent, and the rate at which these young people entertained thoughts of suicide rose by up to 68 percent. “It’s an alarming trend,” said Dr. Ramin Mojtabai, a Johns Hopkins University psychiatrist.