Bay Area Teens Share Their Experiences Struggling with Anxiety, Depression

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A recent Pew survey found that 70% of teens view anxiety and depression as a major problem among their peers, ranking higher than other concerns like bullying, drugs and drinking. Forum talks with Bay Area high school students about mental health and whether they agree with research that links the increase in anxiety and depression to academic pressure and social media use. This segment is part of KQED’s “Youth Takeover,” a week featuring stories developed and produced with high school students from across the Bay Area.

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Jennifer, senior, Lincoln High School in San Francisco

Elliot, junior, Lick Wilmerding High School in San Francisco

Natalie Todd, psychologist and clinical director, Adolescent Mood and Anxiety Clinic at UCSF