Increase in the number of children visiting emergency rooms in need of mental health services

Increase in the number of children visiting emergency rooms in need of mental health services

JACKSONVILLE, Florida. – There has been a steady increase in the number of children being seen in emergency rooms for behavioral health services, according to a study in the journal Pediatrics, and the increase began even before the COVID-19 pandemic, which has led to a record demand for psychological services for children. The effects of … Read more

California governor approves mental health courts for homeless people

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With more than 100,000 people living on the streets, California Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday signed a new law that could force some of them into treatment under a program which the first-term governor describes as “caring” but opponents argue it’s cruel. Newsom signed the Community Assistance, Recovery and Empowerment Act … Read more

Teen mental health suffered during pandemic, CDC says

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April 1, 2022 — Many American teens have reported mental health issues during the COVID-19 pandemic, a CDC survey finds. Among the main results of the survey of secondary school students: 37% of teen respondents said they had poor mental health during the pandemic. 44% said they felt “persistently” sad or hopeless. 55% said an … Read more