The family is under attack. We’ve known this to be true for years, but the data reveals the consequences are sadly being felt by targeted groups, particularly teenagers. The number of teenagers who identify as straight has hit a record low, 2021 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows. About 25% of teens now identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual, a tremendous climb from 11% back in 2015. One in every four high school students now claims to be something other than straight, whether that’s bisexual (12.1%), gay or lesbian (3.2%), other (3.9%), or questioning their sexuality (5.2%). More shocking, the data has increased by around ten-fold since the 1990s. A 1994 study reported that the “rate at which men identify themselves as gay is 2.8%, and the rate at which women identify themselves as lesbians is 1.4%.” It’s also worth recognizing that only about 7% of adults currently identify as gay, bisexual, or other. If the younger generation is more open and free than ever, they presumably would be happier and more mentally stable. Yet the CDC depression figures tell a different story. More than half of female high schoolers who identify as bisexual have seriously considered attempting suicide. Male bisexuals were 40% likely to consider suicide. Examining teens as a whole verifies a serious change in the hearts and minds of our youth. SEE ALSO: FREEDOM OF SPEECH NEEDS FREEDOM OF THOUGHT The majority of high school females are depressed, with about 57% reporting persistent sadness and hopelessness. This is a 58% jump from 36% just ten years ago. Among males, 29% report persistent feelings of sadness and hopelessness, up from 21% just ten years ago. While these quite heartbreaking statistics reveal the unstable mindset of our youth, what is also reveals is a lie. The CDC, United Nations, World Health Organization, and U.S. government all exist to help us, so they claim. U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy released an advisory this week surrounding the epidemic of loneliness and isolation, saying that both can have “destructive impacts” on our health. Yet the institution that Murthy represents locked us in our homes alone for months on end. The institutions encouraged reporting neighbors, isolating oneself, and limiting social connection. It’s the institutions that are creating the mental instabilities our youth – and the entire population – experience today. “The Surgeon General says we all need to be in community and have relationships. And yet government and the leftists have done everything they possibly can to destroy those things,” said CSG President Mark Meckler. These organizations reason that they exist to help, but just 10-year data trends clearly display that their control does the opposite. Key components of the UN’s Agenda 2030, a global plan of action for all UN members to achieve by 2030, revolve around human health. For example, the agenda strives to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all ages. Additionally, the agenda strives to empower all women and girls. Does the measure of success take a look at the destruction of high school females’ mental well-being? The fact that over half of teen girls are hopeless and sad on a regular basis, while institutions are vowing to “empower” women, is pathetic and further validates the lie professed. “Children and young women and men are critical agents of change and will find in the new Goals a platform to channel their infinite capacities for activism into the creation of a better world,” Agenda 2030 reads. The only problem is that seven years into this plan and these “agents” are suffering. Their minds are sick, depressed, and hopeless. If there’s one thing that’s for certain, it’s that family is more vital than ever. Family demands human interaction, conversation, and thinking. Family helps us along the way while requiring accountability. Family is the natural cure for so many internal struggles. We must keep in mind the power of family as our world advances toward a society where relationships are discouraged.