Psychological distress jumps in young people

By Rachael Ward
Updated February 12 2024 - 3:39am, first published 3:31am
Social media and smartphones may be to blame for rising rates of distress in young people. (Dan Peled/AAP PHOTOS)
Social media and smartphones may be to blame for rising rates of distress in young people. (Dan Peled/AAP PHOTOS)

A jump in psychological distress and loneliness among young people during the pandemic reflects a 20-year trend while inequality is lower than before 2020.

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