Teen mental health: Addressing the need for resources
CBS LA / March 3, 2023
Teen suicide is on the rise, making it the second leading cause of death for teens. And last month we told you that here in California and across the nation there is an alarming shortage of mental health care for kids.
Charlie Kapinos and Luna McNeff Yee are local high school seniors who volunteer for Didi Hirsch’s Teen Line.
“Teens tend to call about relationships and school stress and family stress,” said Yee. “Really they can call about anything. And sometimes we will talk to callers who are having suicidal thoughts or we’ll talk to callers who are experiencing child abuse or relationship abuse.”
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