June 25, 2021
The Kids Aren’t Alright: COVID-19 Impact on Youth Behavioral Health
Behavioral health in the U.S. is getting more airtime than usual because of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE). As the pandemic stretches through 2021, much of the trauma and hardships left in its wake are coming to light. The stress and loneliness caused by social isolation, fear of infection and disruptions to daily life have wreaked havoc on individuals’ behavioral health. While every age group in the U.S. has struggled, children and adolescents have been particularly impacted. New data is emerging that hints of a growing, quiet behavioral health epidemic bubbling up behind the COVID-19 pandemic. To learn more about the pandemic’s effect on youth behavioral health and potential long-term impacts, what the federal government is doing and what else is needed, keep reading. Read More >>>
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