Feb 23, 2020, Fox 4, Cape Coral, FL: Rise in mental health challenges for a new generation https://www.fox4now.com/news/local-news/rise-in-mental-health-challenges-for-a-new-generation Southwest Florida families are finding themselves in the middle of a national trend - a rise in mental health challenges for a new generation. A number national medical journals and other publications have identified a rise in anxiety and depression among teenagers and young adults…. He says it begins with allowing young people to speak about what they're feeling - even if that involves conflicting thoughts and emotions. "For parents to understand their adolescents, they need to listen - a lot," says Dan. "Adolescents are overwhelmed." "They are really struggling at this point," he adds. …
Children today are noticeably different from previous generations, and the proof is in the news coverage we see every day. This site shows you what’s happening in schools around the world. Children are increasingly disabled and chronically ill, and the education system has to accommodate them. Things we've long associated with autism, like sensory issues, repetitive behaviors, anxiety and lack of social skills, are now problems affecting mainstream students. Blame is predictably placed on bad parenting (otherwise known as trauma from home).
Addressing mental health needs is as important as academics for modern educators. This is an unrecognized disaster. The stories here are about children who can’t learn or behave like children have always been expected to. What childhood has become is a chilling portent for the future of mankind.