Many teens and even young adults have mental health issues in their lives such as depression, mental illness, and suicide. Roughly over the past 30 years there has been an increase in these particular 3 mental health issues. This increase has been seen mostly within teens and young adults. Depression is a mental disorder that makes feelings of severe despondency and dejection prominent. It hasn’t been the past 30 years, but for at least 80 years teens and young adults have become more anxious and depressed. One big thing about this is these topics mean different things to people different decades. It is hard to prove what actually is the cause of the increase in depression.Mental illness is a wide range of conditions that affect mood, thinking, and behavior. Ever since the 1990s there has been a huge change in the mental health care system. An article did a survey on people in different decades to find out the percentage of patients who have gotten treated for their mental disorder. The article states “20.3 percent received treatment between 1990 and 1992 and 32.9 percent received treatment between 2001 and 2003”. This in interpretation means that more than 70% of people between 1990 and 2003 were not treated for their mental illnesses.Suicide is the act of intentionally causing one’s own death. In the 80s and 90s the rate for suicide was decreasing, but recently it has a turnaround where its heading in an increasing direction. According to the article “Suicide Rates Climb In U.S., Especially Among Adolescent Girls” its states that “over 15 years from 0.5 to 1.7 per 100,000 people.” This has is the increase since the early 2000s. Another huge thing is the age group which is promptly between the ages of 15 and 30. There are a smaller number of people under the age of 70. There are definitely risk factors of suicide especially for people with depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorder, alcoholism, and substance misuse.