Our youth are struggling with increased loss, increased stress and an increase of unreported abuse & neglect cases—all leading to heightened mental health challenges
- More than 167,000 children under 18 lost a parent or in-home caregiver to COVID-19 from January 2020 to November 2021 – U of Pennsylvania, Nemours Children’s Health and the COVID Collaborative
- There has been a 20-70% decline in the reporting of suspected child abuse during the pandemic due to fewer in-person interactions outside the home. – CDC
- ED visits ending in hospitalization related to child abuse and neglect rose significantly from 2.1% in 2019 to 3.2% in 2020. – CDC
- ED visits for suspected suicide attempts among girls between the ages of 12 and 17 increased by 26% during summer 2020 and by 50% during winter 2021, compared with the same periods in 2019. – CDC
- 60.3% of youth with major depression did not receive any mental health treatment. – Mental Health America
- Even among the states with greatest access for youth, 1 in 3 youth are still not receiving the mental health services they need. – Mental Health America
The behavioral health needs of children and adolescents are rising drastically across the United States. To receive a community need and financial analyses for a child/adolescent psychiatric program, please contact us. We can help your hospital fulfill its mission to serve people in need.