“‘Young people are more educated; less likely to get pregnant, use drugs; less likely to die of accident or injury,’ said Candice Odgers, a psychologist at the University of California, Irvine. ‘By many markers, kids are doing fantastic and thriving. But there are these really important trends in anxiety, depression and suicide that stop us in our tracks.'” Depression, self-harm and suicide are rising among American adolescents. Matt Richtel spent more than a year interviewing adolescents and their families for a series on the mental health crisis. NYT (Gift Article): It’s Life or Death’: The Mental Health Crisis Among U.S. Teens.