Why Are American Teens So Sad?
This segment and the one following is not going to be the most uplifting segment that we ever do here on the Charlie Kirk show. But arguably one of the most important. This is a segment that you're not going to want to hear and you might not think it's real, but I could tell you from my experience with young people, it's absolutely real. And it's a story that actually starts in the publication for lorene Powell jobs, the Atlantic, quote, why American teens are so sad. Four forces are propelling the rise of rates of depression amongst young people. Now before you kind of just roll your eyes and say, oh, whatever, toughen it up. This is a huge problem with our nation's young people. I know at least two young people in my general circle, periphery, I did not know them personally, that committed suicide in the last week, to serious issue. Young people are, by definition, now the most alcohol addicted drug addicted, depressed, sad, suicidal, anxious, medicated generation and history. Now there's many reasons as to why this is the case. One of the reasons, of course, would be our imprudent response to the Chinese coronavirus, locking down our entire society. It was not the pandemic that did it. It was our reaction to the pandemic. Now, if you're listening to this right now and you're a parent or a grandparent, an ant or an uncle, I hope you listen to these words very carefully, because if you have a young person in your life, they might not be telling the truth about how sad they actually are. This generation will be the most suicidal generation of history when the numbers come out. In fact, the numbers already show it, we don't know how this year is going to shake out. The Atlantic dot com writes, quote, the United States is experiencing an extreme teenage mental health crisis. From 2009 to 2021, the share of American high school students who say they quote feel persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness, rose from 26% to 44%,