You wouldn’t normally associate the carefree period of childhood with extreme stress, but the stress levels of children in the United States match those of adults, according to the American Psychological Association’s Annual Stress in America Survey. This is not to be taken lightly, because children pay a heavy price for stress that is often neglected or unnoticed by parents and caregivers. In fact, heavy stress may even lead to children taking their own lives. The CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics found in 2016 that suicide ranked second in the leading causes of death among young people between 10-24 years
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