Posts Tagged ‘Teens at Risk’

America’s Teens At Risk

March 25, 2023

Teenage Mental Health.

A Fox News report (ref) on 3/14/23 indicated that the Center For Disease Control and Prevention (A 2021 Youth Risk Behavior Survey) reported that 57% of U.S. teen girls “felt persistently sad or hopeless in 2021.” This was double that measure for boys and the highest level reported in over a decade.

Furthermore: “While all teens reported increasing mental health challenges, experiences of violence, suicidal thoughts and behaviors, girls faired worse than boys across nearly all measures”. More than 40% of high school teens said they were “so sad or hopeless that they could not engage in their normal activities for at least two weeks.”

Of Teen students who identified “as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or questioning, 52% had recently suffered poor mental health” and 22% had attempted suicide in the past.

A “stark increase in harmful experiences among teen girls” was noted.
Almost 18% “experienced sexual violence in the past year”, an increase of 20% since 2017. Nearly 30% of girls “had seriously considered about attempting suicide”, an increase of close to 60% from a decade ago. Almost 15% said they were forced to have sex, an increase of 27% since 2019.

This news, that was also reported by other more liberal sources should be terrifying to all Americans. These traumas and resulting psychological problems are very difficult to treat and recover from.

These teens are destined to be America’s future parents and leaders in little more than 10 short.

Vote accordingly!

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D., 3/25/22

Michigan: Stupid About Marijuana

January 28, 2019

Michigan: Stupid About Marijuana.

America is making one dumb legislative mistake after another. I believe that most folks have no “friggin-in-the-riggin”(Navy term) idea of how close America is to its own self-destruction.

The concern for this posting is both “medical marijuana” and its increasing legalization for recreational use.

I am deeply saddened that Michigan has now made marijuana legal for recreational use and is gearing-up to open retail outlets and cash-in on new tax revenues. 

I was born and raised in Michigan and most of my loved ones are there. Many of my family and friends are raising children and teens in Michigan. The legalization of marijuana is a great threat to the welfare of all Michiganders and also to those in contiguous states where marijuana use remains illegal. 

If you fail to read the following authoritative article you will remain oblivious to the great harms that the legalization of marijuana can visit upon you, your children, other loved ones and all of America.

Please be informed on this and other great issues of our time.


V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D., 1/28/19

Health Services Provider in Psychology (40 yrs.)

Professor Emeritus of Psychology (36 yrs,)

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