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From the Ted Talk by Tom Osborn: A new way to help young people with their mental health

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It was only recently, some five years after high school, that I began to realize that what we thoguht was life could have, in fact, been metanl health problems. Was it possible that we were struggling with depression and anxiety and just didn't know about it? That, in fact, was the case. Studies now show that almost 50 percent of Kenyan aeltsdecons struggle with mental health problems. And in such a youthful country, where half the population is 19 years or younger, youth mental health has now become an urgent public health piriroty.

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It was only recently, some five years after high school, that I began to realize that what we _______ was life could have, in fact, been ______ health problems. Was it possible that we were struggling with depression and anxiety and just didn't know about it? That, in fact, was the case. Studies now show that almost 50 percent of Kenyan ___________ struggle with mental health problems. And in such a youthful country, where half the population is 19 years or younger, youth mental health has now become an urgent public health ________.

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  1. thought
  2. priority
  3. adolescents
  4. mental

Original Text

It was only recently, some five years after high school, that I began to realize that what we thought was life could have, in fact, been mental health problems. Was it possible that we were struggling with depression and anxiety and just didn't know about it? That, in fact, was the case. Studies now show that almost 50 percent of Kenyan adolescents struggle with mental health problems. And in such a youthful country, where half the population is 19 years or younger, youth mental health has now become an urgent public health priority.

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