CHOP Researchers: Pandemic Worsening a Global Youth Mental Health Crisis

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In a new commentary in JAMA Pediatrics, mental health experts at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) say a global youth mental health crisis that began before the COVID-19 pandemic is worsening.

“The COVID-19 pandemic is a global call to action,” they write. “We are experiencing a global public health crisis in youth mental health that began long before the pandemic, and we must advocate for implementation of evidence-supported practices that are scalable, expands access to care, and eliminates disparities worldwide. We must lead the charge for equitable mental health care for all children across the world.”

Read more in this JAMA Pediatrics editorial.

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