Children ’s Medical Groups Declare National Emergency on Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Three children ’s advocacy organizations, including the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), on Tuesdaydeclared a national state of emergency in child and adolescent mental health requiring urgent government action.AACAP, along with the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children ’s Hospital Association, said that social isolation and other effects of the COVID-19 pandemic—including uncertainty, fear, and grief—have exacerbated longstanding problems affecting youth ’s mental health. Areport inPediatricsthis month showed that more than 140,000 U.S. children have experienced the death of a primary or secondary caregiver during the COVID-19 pandemic, with children of color disproportionately impacted.“We were concerned about children’s emotional and behavioral health even before the pandemic. The ongoing public health emergency has made a bad situation worse,” said AACAP President Gabrielle A. Carlson, M.D., in anews release. “We are caring for young people with soaring rates of depression, anxiety, trauma, loneliness, and suicidality that will have lasting impacts on them, their families, their communities, and all of our futures. We cannot sit idly by. This is a national emergency, and the time for swift and delibera te action is now.”According to areport by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), emergency department visits for mental health emergencies rose by 24% for childr...
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Among 26,174 surveyed state, tribal, local, and territorial public health workers, 53% reported symptoms of at least one mental health condition in the past 2 weeks. Symptoms were more prevalent among those who were unable to take time off from work or who felt bullied, threatened, or harassed because of work.
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Among 26,174 surveyed state, tribal, local, and territorial public health workers, 53% reported symptoms of at least one mental health condition in the past 2 weeks. Symptoms were more prevalent among those who were unable to take time off from work or who felt bullied, threatened, or harassed because of work.
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MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2021 Dec 3;70(48):1680-1685. doi: 10.15585/mmwr.mm7048a6.ABSTRACTIncreases in mental health conditions have been documented among the general population and health care workers since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic (1-3). Public health workers might be at similar risk for negative mental health consequences because of the prolonged demand for responding to the pandemic and for implementing an unprecedented vaccination campaign. The extent of mental health conditions among public health workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, however, is uncertain. A 2014 survey estimated that there were nearly 2...
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MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2021 Dec 3;70(48):1680-1685. doi: 10.15585/mmwr.mm7048a6.ABSTRACTIncreases in mental health conditions have been documented among the general population and health care workers since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic (1-3). Public health workers might be at similar risk for negative mental health consequences because of the prolonged demand for responding to the pandemic and for implementing an unprecedented vaccination campaign. The extent of mental health conditions among public health workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, however, is uncertain. A 2014 survey estimated that there were nearly 2...
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MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2021 Dec 3;70(48):1679. doi: 10.15585/mmwr.mm7048a5.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34855728 | DOI:10.15585/mmwr.mm7048a5
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MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2021 Dec 3;70(48):1680-1685. doi: 10.15585/mmwr.mm7048a6.ABSTRACTIncreases in mental health conditions have been documented among the general population and health care workers since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic (1-3). Public health workers might be at similar risk for negative mental health consequences because of the prolonged demand for responding to the pandemic and for implementing an unprecedented vaccination campaign. The extent of mental health conditions among public health workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, however, is uncertain. A 2014 survey estimated that there were nearly 2...
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