It's a phenomenon that cuts across all demographics--suburban, urban and rural; those who are college bound and those who aren't.

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It was 2 in the morning, and as her parents slept, she sat on the edge of the tub at her home outside Bangor, Maine, with a metal clip from a pen in her hand. "For a while I didn't want to stop, because it was my only coping mechanism.

I hadn't learned any other way."The pain of the superficial wound was a momentary escape from the anxiety she was fighting constantly, about grades, about her future, about relationships, about everything. Sometimes she'd throw up, other times she'd stay home.

A 2015 report from the Child Mind Institute found that only about 20% of young people with a diagnosable anxiety disorder get treatment.

It's also hard to quantify behaviors related to depression and anxiety, like nonsuicidal self-harm, because they are deliberately secretive.

About 30% of girls and 20% of boys--totaling 6.3 million teens--have had an anxiety disorder, according to data from the National Institute of Mental Health.

Experts suspect that these statistics are on the low end of what's really happening, since many people do not seek help for anxiety and depression.Small class sizes guaranteed An average of just 8 students per instructor for personalized learning Adobe. The first time Faith-Ann Bishop cut herself, she was in eighth grade. "It makes the world very quiet for a few seconds," says Faith-Ann.For a limited time, TIME is giving all readers special access to subscriber-only stories.For complete access, we encourage you to become a subscriber. Still, the number of distressed young people is on the rise, experts say, and they are trying to figure out how best to help.For Faith-Ann, cutting was a secret, compulsive manifestation of the depression and anxiety that she and millions of teenagers in the U. Adolescents today have a reputation for being more fragile, less resilient and more overwhelmed than their parents were when they were growing up.