Report: Tennessee children face a myriad of challenges

By , Daily Memphian Published: January 29, 2024 4:00 AM CT

In the past year, 53% of Tennessee’s high school girls and 30% of high school boys reported feeling sad or hopeless almost every day for two or more weeks, which represents a 63% increase since 2011.


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Aisling Mäki

Aisling Mäki

Aisling Mäki has spent the better part of two decades writing about Memphis. A former digital journalist for WMC Action News 5 and staff reporter for Memphis Daily News, her work has also appeared in The Commercial Appeal, High Ground News, I Love Memphis, Inside Memphis Business, The Memphis Flyer, Memphis Parent, Memphis Magazine and Tri-State Defender. 


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