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Teenagers, mental health and the gospel

If you ask any teenager today to summarise in a word what they think of the state of the world, I doubt you would get one positive answer in a thousand.

Eleanor, age 16

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Recently, in my sixth form PSHCE class, the teacher started the lesson off with that question, and sure enough the answers were immensely depressing. ‘Racist’, ‘Sexist’, ‘Classist’, ‘Empty’, ‘Dying’, ‘Pointless’ – by the end, the teacher seemed slightly taken aback at the dark direction his ‘think about the world’ exercise had taken!