The latest Kids Count Data Book reports that Maine children have the highest rate of diagnosed anxiety in the country, as well as high rates of depression and suicide. We learn what causes, signs and treatments are for anxiety in young people, as well as resources available to children and families.
Mae L’Heureux, NAMI Maine youth program manager
Dr. Deb Hagler, Brunswick pediatrician; VP, American Academy of Pediatrics Maine chapter
Scott Hayward, state executive director, Pathways of Maine
Olivia McCormack (by phone), sophomore, American University; she has dealt with significant anxiety since she was younger
Chloe Beattie (by phone), freshman, University of Southern Maine; she identifies as experiencing high levels of anxiety that has at times been debilitating
- 2018 KIDS COUNT Data Book
- Annual Report Shows Troubling Data About Maine Children's Health
- VIDEO: In Program, Teachers Make House Calls To Maine Students Suffering From Anxiety
- USM expert connects high anxiety to social media and sleep loss
- HHS.gov: What are the five major types of anxiety disorders?
- Child Mind Institute
- Clay Center For Young Healthy Minds
- Is your online addiction making you anxious?
- Smartphone addiction causes an imbalance in the brain that makes people tired and anxious, study finds
- Five Anxiety-Lowering Strategies for Children
- "Finding A Way" series