Nearly 40% of surveyed BC teens between 15 and 17 may have depression: SFU

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Close to 40 per cent of surveyed BC teens between the ages of 15 and 17 screened positive for depression and generalized anxiety, new research from Simon Fraser University has found. The provincial Youth Development Instrument report included data from 14,596 youth in 28 school districts and 28 independent schools across the province between 2022 and 2023. Half of those aged 15 to 17 reported their mental as fair or poor, and more than a third of all teens surveyed reported needing professional health care in the last six months, but not seeking it. Read more…

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