Awash in federal money, California and other states tackle worsening youth mental health
The pandemic accelerated a yearslong decline in the mental health of the nation’s children and teens. The number of young people experiencing sadness, hopelessness and thoughts of suicide has increased dramatically, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In response, states, cities and school districts are using COVID-19 relief dollars and their own money to...
By Christine Vestal, The Pew Charitable Trusts | March 29, 2023