Partly hidden by isolation, many of the nation’s schoolchildren struggle with mental health



Mental health problems account for a growing proportion of children’s visits to hospital emergency rooms, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. From March, when the pandemic was declared, to October, the figure was up 31 percent for those 12 to 17 years old and 24 percent for children ages 5 to 11 compared with the same period in 2019.

Authors: Donna St. George and Valerie Strauss

Publication Date: 21 January 2021

Publication Site: Washington Post