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How Can We Help This Suffering Generation?

Open Letter by Leigh Ioffe, Founder and Director, The Long Short Road: We are experiencing a teen mental health crisis in the frum world. Suicide deaths have increased. So many teens are struggling with anxiety, depression, and trauma, and are turning to self-harm and drugs to cope with their pain. How can we help? Full Story

Rabbi Saadia Dahan, 80, OBM

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Why
November 16, 2023 11:19 am

Why are they in so much pain?

Leigh Ioffe
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November 16, 2023 1:26 pm

There are a few reasons that may contribute to the issue of emotional pain in teens, including their brain development and hormonal changes, difficulty or lack of emotional regulation skills, history of trauma (many more teens than we realize have been victims of abuse, lo aleinu). It’s not one-size-fits-all, but it’s clear that whatever issues there are, are rampant and impacting hundreds of kids.

Thank you!
November 16, 2023 12:06 pm

Thank you for the amazing and life saving work you do.

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