Child and adolescent mental health providers and families are hopeful that 988 will help shift the crisis response for young people away from 911. However, Dr. Jeff Bostic says existing mental health systems have been primarily built for people ages 18 to 65. The same is true for mental health
Nationwide, kids in psychiatric crisis often bounce in and out of hospitalization. “Many times, it’s not the appropriate course of treatment because hospitals are intended for acute, not long-term, stabilization,” says Andrea Rifkind, LCSW-C, program director and therapist at Sheppard Pratt Health System’s Care and Connection for Families in Montgomery
In March, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools across the United States shut down. When students would be allowed to return was anyone's guess. On Friday, March 13, my daughter’s middle school announced that it would close. Indefinitely. We don't know what fall will bring. There's been no word. It's
Patricia Rehmer and Dr. Santopietro talk about the fewer options and additional challenges children in psychological crisis and their families face.
Teens prefer to speak with other teens about their struggles for the same reason as any other group: the person they are talking to gets it.