‘We Have Essentially Turned a Blind Eye to Our Own Children for Decades’

‘We Have Essentially Turned a Blind Eye to Our Own Children for Decades’
Posted on Mar 21 2022
Washington Post Magazine
*NAMI mentioned

The psychiatric staff at Children’s National saw a change with COVID — common issues are amplified with mild depression leading to major depression. Across the country, only about 10% of hospitals have pediatric psychiatric services and only about 7% provide inpatient care, resulting in children waiting in the ER for beds, sometimes for weeks on end. The section on finding help for a struggling child links to NAMI and a NAMI blog post on navigating the overwhelming volume of new mental health apps.