August 8, 2022

Florida kids increasingly struggle with mental health

Danielle Prieur writes:

"The Kids Count 2022 report looked at the well-being of children and families across all 50 states, by considering a number of factors including education and health.

For the first year ever, the report factored children’s mental health into the equation.

Florida Policy Institute’s Norín Dollard [emphasis added] says the report showed a 20 percent increase in the number of kids in the state treated for mental health problems in 2020 compared to in 2016.

'They need access to mental health services. They need to know they’re in safe and supportive environments to really grow and thrive.'"

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