As a nation we have fallen short on the promise of the American Dream, that every generation should enjoy a higher quality of life than the generation before it. US adolescents and young adults are in the midst of a health and care crisis. Over the past decade, major depressive episodes among adolescents increased by 52%. In the past three decades, the prevalence of childhood obesity has more than tripled in adolescents. One out of every five students reported being bullied. For millions, the future looks grim.
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