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Health News You Can Use: Children's Mental Health Crisis
May 20, 2022
Children’s mental health is in crisis. New data from the CDC shows more than a third of high school students have experienced poor mental health during the pandemic. More than 44% of teens reported feelings of sadness and hopelessness - and nearly 20% reported having seriously considered attempting suicide.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and this week we are talking with Marshaun Butler, the Administrator for Saint Luke’s Hospital Crittenton Children’s Center, about the challenges for mental and behavioral health in the community for children, and why getting a child the help they need is crucial.