Day: November 13, 2020

Children’s Mental Health Emergencies Skyrocketed After COVID-19 Hit. What Schools Can Do – Inside School Research

 New federal data confirms what teachers and parents have been worrying about for months: The pandemic is taking a striking toll on children’s mental health.

New data from the Centers for Disease Control show the proportion of emergency department visits related to mental health crises has increased dramatically for young children and adolescents since the pandemic started.

From this March through October, the share of mental health-related hospital emergency department visits rose 24 percent for children ages 5 to 11 and 31 percent among adolescents ages 12 to 17, when compared to the same period in 2019, the CDC reported

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