Almost six out of ten girls felt persistently sad or hopeless and about one in three seriously considered suicide in 2021, according to new data released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The skyrocketing numbers were not quite as bad among boys, but rates of sadness and suicidal thinking nevertheless rose to new heights among males, too.
The data, gathered under the CDC’s controversial Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), showed that teen girls are reporting “the highest levels of sexual violence, sadness, and hopelessness” ever recorded by the CDC, it said. With three out of every five girls now reporting persistent sadness or hopelessness, that figure is up 60 percent from a decade ago.
Perhaps the most alarming surge comes in suicidal thinking and suicide attempts. According to the data, 30 percent of girls “seriously considered” suicide in 2021. That is up almost 60 percent from just a decade ago. Over ten percent of teen girls reported actually attempting suicide in 2021, a surge of 30 percent from 2011 when the surveys began.
It is not just emotional issues. According to the latest survey data, almost one in five teen girls reported experiencing sexual violence over the preceding year, up 20 percent from 2017. Separately, more than 10 percent of teen girls reported having been forced to have sex, up more than 25 percent from two years prior.
CDC also collected lots of data showing that teens who identify as “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer” (LGBTQ) were even worse off than others. “In 2021, almost half of LGBQ+ students seriously considered attempting suicide, nearly 1 in 4 attempted suicide, and nearly 3 in 4 reported persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness,” the agency reported before wildly misinterpreting the data.
Ironically, the federal government suggested that government schools could and should be the solution to the crisis they have caused. “Young people are experiencing a level of distress that calls on us to act with urgency and compassion,” said Kathleen Ethier, director of adolescent and school health at the CDC. “With the right programs and services in place, schools have the unique ability to help our youth flourish.”
Among other schemes, the CDC proposed more LGBTQ propaganda in school, more “mental health services” for children (read: handouts to Big Pharma), and even more graphic “sex education” to fill their minds and thoughts with fornication, perversion, and confusion. The agency also touted its “suicide hotline” that surveys children on “gender” and directs them to LGBT sex fanatics at the Trevor Project.
In reality, the escalating godlessness, immorality, humanism and ever-more extreme “Comprehensive Sex Education” being forced on children in indoctrination centers masquerading as “public schools” are almost certainly the primary source of the problem. Adding more of the same is tantamount to throwing gasoline on this deadly dumpster fire.
Of course, the CDC has lost much of its credibility with Americans amid the discredited Covid propaganda campaign and the agency’s incessant shilling for Big Pharma’s now-reviled mRNA injections. This won’t help. While the new data may be representative of a genuine and growing crisis among young Americans, the CDC’s answers are perhaps the worst possible approach to dealing with it.
This madness among children is a recent phenomenon. Prior to the 1980s, school shootings, systematic hopelessness, gender confusion, widespread rape, and child suicide were practically unheard of in America. Today, they are ubiquitous. What children need is God, truth, and family — not tax-funded perversion and evil shoved down their throats by the state.
The federal government and its allies are like arsonists and pyromaniacs who set the schools on fire. Now, those same psychopathic pyromaniacs are asking for more money and more power to unleash more of the same evil against children under the guise of fixing the damage they have done. Sensible parents must grab their children and run from the burning buildings and the pyromaniacs before it gets worse.