The ‘trauma’ of the pandemic and how reopening is driving adolescent anxiety, suicide

According to one large hospital system in Colorado, the pandemic’s emotional toll on kids has become a “state of emergency,” with adolescents experiencing high rates of anxiety, depression and self-harm. Suicide is now the leading cause of death for children over the age of 10 in the state. William Brangham talks with Dr. David Brumbaugh, the chief medical officer for Children’s Hospital Colorado.

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