Teenagers suffering more than ever from anxiety

Eye-opening story in New York Times Magazine about the epidemic of anxiety facing today’s teens.  Anxiety has overtaken depression as the most common reason college students seek counseling services. There’s been a doubling of hospital admission rates for suicidal teenagers in the past 10 years with the highest rates coming in the Fall after they return to school.  Anxiety is easy to overlook because most everyone has it to some degree and it’s often seen as a less serious problem.  However, according to the National Institute of Mental Health Anxiety is the most common mental-health disorder in the U.S. affecting nearly one-third of both teenagers and adults.