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Nearly half of adolescents in state report mental health problems, study finds
Mental Health

Nearly half of adolescents in state report mental health problems, study finds

Mirroring a national trend, 45% of California youth between the ages of 12 and 17 report having recently struggled with mental health issues, with nearly a third of them experiencing serious psychological distress that could interfere with their academic and social functioning, the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research reported Wednesday.

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Pandemic Worsens Child Mental Health Crisis
Mental Health

Pandemic Worsens Child Mental Health Crisis

3 million children in the U.S. have been diagnosed with a serious emotional or behavioral health condition. When the pandemic forced schools and doctors’ offices closed last spring, it also cut children off from the trained teachers and therapists who understand their needs.

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