Reports of anxiety, depression and suicide are increasing among Wisconsin’s youth.
An annual report from the state’s Office of Children’s Mental Health — looking at data from 2021 and 2022 — found that the number of students reporting they feel “sad and hopeless almost every day” increased by 10 percent over the last decade.
But resources are few and far between — and hard to navigate.
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WPR’s WHYsconsin is hoping you can point us in the right direction as we cover this difficult topic. Are you struggling to find or navigate mental health resources for your children? What hurdles are you running into? What would make it easier to get your child the help they need?
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If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide, call 988 for the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. You can also text HOPELINE to 741741 for the free and confidential Crisis Textline.