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There's a growing mental health crisis in young people during the pandemic

Young & Alone. Amid a crisis not experienced for more than a century, the pandemic has set off another epidemic of silent suffering.

Atticus Investigates, Hope Ford, Ciara Bri'd Frisbie, Adrianne M Haney, Matt Livingston, Matt Pearl, Maddie Ray, Jeremy Jojola, Savannah Levins, Erin Peterson

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The coronavirus pandemic has upended the worlds of millions of people across the globe and here in the United States. 

Amid a crisis not experienced for more than a century, the pandemic has set off another epidemic of silent suffering.

The isolation. 

The not knowing.

The hopelessness.

It's creating a mental health crisis for young people, and now, eight out of 10 young people say they are struggling.

Over the course of this series, our team looked at what's driving this mental health crisis and why it's hitting 18-30-year-olds especially hard. We tried to strip away the stigma and shame around it, as well as offer tangible ways people can find and access care, support and build connections.

This story is the story of the young, and alone.