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Generation Vexed

In Utah and across the nation, teens are struggling with record levels of anxiety. This year-long series by the Deseret News examines why teens are more anxious than ever and how families and communities can help.

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5 quick takeaways from our year reporting anxiety

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We spent a year reporting on teen anxiety. Here’s what we learned — and why you're part of the solution

Family, schools and community members all have a role to play in listening to, encouraging and strengthening teens with anxiety.

View our interactive graphic on steps for parents and teens dealing with anxiety

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Called to serve: Finding hope and opportunity for early returned missionaries

As part of a yearlong series on teens and anxiety, the Deseret News talked with mental health experts, former mission presidents, religious scholars and 20 returned missionaries who dealt with mental health challenges while serving.

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The new campus crisis: How anxiety is crippling college kids across the country

There's a "Help Wanted" sign hanging on the Ivory Tower as colleges nationwide struggle to keep up with an epidemic of mental health needs among students. The University of Michigan has a network that seems to be helping.

8 things you can do to help your student have positive mental health

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Here's why anxiety in boys can look like anger, and how some famous role models can help them get through it

While girls pedal harder, highly anxious boys may simply give up and shut down. But some of them say that mentors — sports figures and musicians and others who tell their own anxious tales — can make a big difference.

How to help your anxious boy

Video: How dance helps this girl combat her anxiety

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'You'll never be good enough' — how anxiety lies to our girls and what you can do about it

A growing number of girls are developing anxiety disorders that experts believe are the result of constant and unhealthy societal expectations.

How to help your anxious girl

Register to attend free 'Angst' movie screenings this fall

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Will pills cure your teen's anxiety? What to know before putting your child on anxiety drugs

The FDA cautions that some drugs used to treat anxiety can cause suicidal thoughts and behaviors. But the risks of not treating anxiety in teens is equally serious, many doctors say.

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Technology, dating, college, career: Here’s why today’s teens are the most anxious ever

Today’s youth feel pressure to pick the perfect college, the perfect career, the perfect spouse — all while having diminished faith in themselves, less life experience and poor coping skills.

More expert answers to your questions about teens and anxiety

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Generation vexed: How anxiety stalks teens in Utah and across the nation

In Utah and across the nation, teens are struggling with record levels of anxiety. This year-long series by The Deseret News examines why teens are more anxious than ever and how families and communities can help.

Teen anxiety: Answers to your questions

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'You're not alone': At Herriman screening, help and hope promised in the fight against teen angst

Screening of 'Angst' documentary sparks discussion of teen anxiety in Utah

Register to attend free 'Angst’ movie screenings May 29, 30

Deseret News initiative focuses on growing crisis of teen anxiety