The Hill: CDC: Proportion of pediatric emergency room visits for mental health increased sharply amid pandemic

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A study with data from 47 states found that mental health related ED visits have increased 31% for children ages 12-17 compared to last year. One possible explanation is that families are more reliant on emergency rooms since they have reduced access to schools and community clinics. The article mentions that remote mental health services may effectively support children’s’ well-being. Click here for more from Z. Budryk, and here for more coverage of the pandemic.

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