Why Oregon is the worst-ranked state for youth mental health

Warning: this story includes discussions of suicide and depression.

Depression and anxiety among adolescents was already at crisis levels before the pandemic, but it surged amid the isolation, disruption and hardship of COVID. For our new series, “Early Warnings: America’s Youth Mental Health Crisis,” William Brangham traveled to Oregon to find out why it ranks among the worst states for youth mental health and what’s being done to help those in need.

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