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May is Mental Health Awareness Month


Last updated 5/23/2019 at 2:45pm

SAN DIEGO – May is Mental Health Awareness Month, an annual observance designed to increase awareness about mental health and mental illness. According to Mental Health America, adolescent depression is increasing at an alarming rate and recent studies show that as many as one in five teen suffers from clinical depression. The latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey, released for California, 32.1% of high school students answered that they have experienced the feeling of hopelessness and sadness for a constant period of two weeks or grea...

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