Kids struggling with mental health stuck waiting longer for help in the ER

While we may be moving past the COVID-19 pandemic, the mental health burdens brought on by the coronavirus are still with us. According to a study in JAMA Pediatrics, 1 in 4 children are struggling with depression and 1 in 5 are battling anxiety. When kids and their families seek treatment in a crisis, they often find the healthcare system doesn't have the resources to provide adequate care, and kids are literally left waiting for help.