The Mental Health Crisis During COVID-19 For Children
A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report put data behind the drumbeat of stories Halliburton has heard for the past year. From April through October, the proportion of mental-health issues among all pediatric ER visits increased and remained high.
For children 5 to 11, visits increased 24% over the same months in 2019; the spike was 31% for teens 12 to 17. Girls were significantly more likely to experience these emergencies, but visits increased for boys as well.