On December 20th, 2022, NPR’s Fresh Air hosted the New York Times’ Matt Richtel to talk about the current mental health crisis among teenagers in the United States. Rates of depression, anxiety, self-harm and suicide among adolescents have risen sharply in recent years. Richtel spent nearly two years reporting on the crisis — speaking with troubled teens and their parents, psychiatrists, primary care physicians, therapists and researchers. His series of articles on the issue is titled The Inner Pandemic