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Kids and teens also struggled with mental health battles during pandemic

FORT MYERS, Fla. — May is Mental Health Awareness month.

While it can be a hard thing to talk about, a conversation about mental health can go a long way.

About one in 10 adults in the US said they have experienced anxiety or depression-related symptoms. That number increased to four in 10 during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the National Center for Health Statistics.

But it’s not just adults that are struggling, kids have also struggled with difficult mental health battles.

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on kids and teens mental health in the last year, experts said.

If a child or a teen you know is struggling, there is help and resources to assist them:

Lee County school counseling and mental health services

FGCU Counseling Center

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

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