According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH):
- 20% of youth ages 13-18 live with a mental health condition.
- 11% of youth have a mood disorder, a category that includes depression.
- 50% of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14.
More information from the NIMH about teen depression can be found here.
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