Nationwide Children’s Mental Health Survey Finds Disturbing Increase in Suicidal Thoughts and Self-Harm Throughout COVID-19 Pandemic

Nationwide Children’s Mental Health Survey Finds Disturbing Increase in Suicidal Thoughts and Self-Harm Throughout COVID-19 Pandemic

May 26, 2022 by Business Wire Health News

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  • Whether or not the pandemic has raised parent awareness of issues like suicidal thoughts and social anxiety, it’s clear that we need to immediately take action to address this societal problem and help our children.”
  • Tweet this The survey of 1,028 parents of children under age 18 conducted in April 2022 is the first survey that takes a comprehensive look at how the pandemic continues to affect children’s mental health.

  • “This is the most disturbing existential change in childhood mental health that I’ve witnessed in more than 15 years practicing pediatric behavioral care,” said Dr. Jacquelyn Flood, licensed child psychologist and Clinical Director of Psychology, Elemy.
  • Whether or not the pandemic has raised parent awareness of issues like suicidal thoughts and social anxiety, it’s clear that we need to immediately take action to address this societal problem and help our children.”

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