Emmy Griffin / June 28, 2022

A Needless Mental Health Crisis Among Teens

The pointed instruction in “Ethnic Studies” leads to self-hatred in young people.

Within the social biome of a school, children are taught to understand how the world supposedly works. In the ‘90s, children were encouraged to be colorblind and to treat everyone with respect regardless of skin color. Today’s children are instead taught the tenets of critical race theory through rebranded classes like “Ethnic Studies.”

Young girls are the main victims of this psychological torture. Women, both young and old, are inherently social creatures. They care particularly keenly about what other people think — especially as teens. School classes which teach them that being white and straight means they are evil upholders of the institutions that keep their black and brown friends from success are horrifying to them. This teaching goes beyond making “white kids uncomfortable.” These children don’t wish to be seen as evil just because their skin is white. To alleviate that stigma, many are convinced that the only way to escape their racism is to declare that they are LGBTQ+ as a form of self-hatred.

City Journal writer Leor Sapir explains the dilemma perfectly:

Lacking maturity and self-confidence, they [teens] fail to put “anti-racist” indoctrination in its proper context. They do not appreciate its ahistorical, anti-intellectual, and anti-humanist foundations, nor are they aware of the incentives leading teachers and administrators to foist it on them. Being white is not something these teenagers can escape, but they can mitigate its social costs by declaring themselves part of an oppressed group.

Once they’ve fallen into the LGBTQ+ rabbit hole, the anxiety and depression these teens may have been internalizing from being discriminated against are now going to metastasize. The Rainbow Mafia happily pushes these kids from being sad and confused to declaring a gender identity secretly at school. In some cases, it culminates in family separation for “protection.” And it happens so quickly: Horrified parents can find that their teen is being taken away from them simply because they questioned their child’s sexual identity.

Other teens choose the “poor mental health” route to establish their membership in an oppressed class. In other words, they claim to have serious mental disorders such as obsessive compulsive disorder, ADHD, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, or multiple personality disorder. This is not a perfect solution to their problem, but if they are seen as mentally damaged, they could construe that as being part of an oppressed group. They play at suffering a mental disorder to mask what they cannot actually help — being white.

These two terrible “solutions” — identifying as LGBTQ+ or exploiting poor mental health as a mitigator for being seen as the oppressive class — seem to have one major thing in common: Teens denying what they are because of what they can’t control doesn’t make them feel better. Instead, it separates them from their core support group: their families. This state of affairs generally sends these teens into rapid mental and physical decline.

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy released a report in 2021 that documents the rise in teen depression and anxiety. According to the data, there has been an uptick in both depression (25%) and anxiety (20%). Suicide attempts in girls have gone up by 51%, and by 4% in boys. This coincided with the COVID lockdowns and the death of George Floyd (which subsequently ramped up the critical race theory indoctrination in schools).

The tree of CRT continues to yield poisonous fruit. Among those bad apples are the ones creating mentally damaged children.

Start a conversation using these share links:

Who We Are

The Patriot Post is a highly acclaimed weekday digest of news analysis, policy and opinion written from the heartland — as opposed to the MSM’s ubiquitous Beltway echo chambers — for grassroots leaders nationwide. More

What We Offer

On the Web

We provide solid conservative perspective on the most important issues, including analysis, opinion columns, headline summaries, memes, cartoons and much more.

Via Email

Choose our full-length Digest or our quick-reading Snapshot for a summary of important news. We also offer Cartoons & Memes on Monday and Alexander’s column on Wednesday.

Our Mission

The Patriot Post is steadfast in our mission to extend the endowment of Liberty to the next generation by advocating for individual rights and responsibilities, supporting the restoration of constitutional limits on government and the judiciary, and promoting free enterprise, national defense and traditional American values. We are a rock-solid conservative touchstone for the expanding ranks of grassroots Americans Patriots from all walks of life. Our mission and operation budgets are not financed by any political or special interest groups, and to protect our editorial integrity, we accept no advertising. We are sustained solely by you. Please support The Patriot Fund today!

★ PUBLIUS ★

“Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!” —George Washington

The Patriot Post is protected speech, as enumerated in the First Amendment and enforced by the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, in accordance with the endowed and unalienable Rights of All Mankind.

Copyright © 2022 The Patriot Post. All Rights Reserved.

The Patriot Post does not support Internet Explorer. We recommend installing the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome.