Alarming rise in mental health struggles shows young women in ‘identity crisis’

Young people’s mental health is in trouble, especially young women’s. Research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Youth Risk Behavior Survey  shows a whopping 57 percent of young women said they felt “persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness” during 2021. That’s up from 36 percent just 10 years ago. Even more concerning […]

Children’s anxiety, stress top list of parental concerns

Jimmy sat at the dinner table and listened to his son, an athletic type who wasn’t prone to tears. The problem wasn’t necessarily school, his son said. It wasn’t about having friends, because he had plenty. It was something mixed together — worry about the future, fear of the unknown, being generally unnerved about the […]

Next Gen leader: Time for mental health to be part of student ministry

Shane Pruitt’s background in observing students is tough to top. Last year alone, he spoke at 117 events to more than 260,000 in attendance, recording more than 30,000 salvations and 1,500 called into the ministry. He also helped coach more than 6,200 collegiate and student leaders. Arguably, no one in Southern Baptist life has spent […]