Dr. Nicole Stelter is a licensed marriage and family therapist and the Director of Behavioral Health for Blue Shield of California”
Dr. Stelter talks about a CDC study about teen's mental health as reported in the Los Angeles Times:
The pandemic took a harsh toll on U.S. teen girls’ mental health, with almost 60% reporting feelings of persistent sadness or hopelessness, according to a government survey released Monday that bolsters earlier data.
Sexual violence, suicidal thoughts, suicidal behavior and other mental health woes affected many teens regardless of race or ethnicity, but girls and LGBTQ youth fared the worst on most measures, according to the report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 17,000 U.S. high school students were surveyed in class in the fall of 2021.