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The events of the past few years are having a major impact on young kiwis.
Extreme weather and economic uncertainty have become a source of concern and anxiety for young people, with social media and vaping being other common stressors.
Youthline’s ‘State of the Generation’ report found that a quarter of those surveyed had been impacted by extreme weather events, and half of that group’s mental health suffered as a result.
Youthline CEO, Shae Ronald, told Kate Hawkesby that there is a range of reactions within that group.
She said that for some, especially those directly impacted, it's really increased their rates of anxiety, whereas for others its resulted in an underlying sense of unease and fear for the future.
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