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Pediatric mental health crisis top concern this year for patient safety organization

March 13, 2023

While rates of anxiety and depression rose across all ages during the COVID-19 pandemic, children have been particularly hard hit with widespread mental health issues “approaching a national public health emergency,” according to ECRI.

The mean weekly number of emergency department visits for adolescent suicide attempts was 39% higher in winter of 2021 than in winter of 2019, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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