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Urgent Youth Mental Health Crisis

Publication Date: Dec 08, 2021

The US Surgeon General issued a new Surgeon General's Advisory to highlight the urgent need to address the nation's youth mental health crisis. The advisory calls for a swift and coordinated response to the unprecedented impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the mental health challenges that existed before the pandemic. It includes recommendations across all levels to coordinate how individuals, families, organizations, and government can work together to improve mental health.

Read the Surgeon General’s Advisory, "Protecting Youth Mental Health".