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Emergency departments overwhelmed with youth mental health crises

Emergency departments overwhelmed with youth mental health crises

ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) – Emergency departments across the U.S. are overwhelmed and often ill-equipped to respond to the uptick in young people experiencing mental health crises, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The organizations addressed a concerning nationwide epidemic in a joint statement, writing in part: “For children and youth …

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