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The Silent Tragedy Affecting Today?s Children
The Silent Tragedy Affecting Today’s Children
By Victoria Prooday, Occupational Therapist, yourot.com, April 2018
 
 
There is a silent tragedy developing right now, in our homes, and it concerns our most precious jewels - our children. Through my work with hundreds of children and families as an occupational therapist, I have witnessed this tragedy unfolding right in front of my eyes. Our children are in a devastating emotional state! Talk to teachers and professionals who have been working in the field for the last 15 years. You will hear concerns similar to mine. Moreover, in the past 15 years, researchers have been releasing alarming statistics on a sharp and steady increase in kids’ mental illness, which is now reaching epidemic proportions:
1 in 5 children has mental health problems
43% increase in ADHD
37% increase in teen depression
100% increase in suicide rate in kids 10-14 years old
 
 

 

 
    
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