Girls With the Blues

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Another report from Iconoculture…

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  • First the bad news: More than 2 million U.S. teens suffered serious bouts of depression in 2007, according to a nationwide survey conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (Reuters 5.13.08).
  • Now the worse news: Teen girls are especially vulnerable. Nearly 13% of young women age 12 to 17 reported being hard hit by depressive episodes, as opposed to 4.6% of the boys.
  • That’s a huge gender gap, even if boys are less willing to admit their own unhappiness, as many experts surmise (Jezebel.com 5.14.08).
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    Christine Yount Jones

    Christine has more than 26 years of children’s ministry experience. She is the Executive Editor of Children’s Ministry Magazine, has authored many books and articles on children’s ministry, and serves as Group’s Children’s Ministry Champion. She’s responsible for development and innovation of new resources.

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