A new study by the Centers for Disease Control found that teenage suicides rose nationwide in 2015, and girls between the ages of 15 and 19 hit a 40-year high.

Mental health experts in Tennessee say they are seeing a similar pattern.

“I think with the pressure of Facebook, kids are having to live a certain lifestyle for social media and it’s creating an environment that’s very difficult to just be a kid,” said Kristin Bradley of the Helen Ross McNabb Center.

Arim, a high school junior in the Knoxville area, felt those pressures first hand and says it took her to a dark place.

“At my low, I thought nobody cares, nobody wants to be around me anymore,” said the teen.

“It came to a point where I actually accepted it and just…

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