Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, mental health challenges were already the leading cause of disability and poor health outcomes in our nation’s young people. The pandemic confronted children, adolescents, and young adults with unprecedented challenges and trauma, disrupting major elements of their daily lives. And, tragically, it is estimated that more than 140,000 children lost a parent or grandparent caregiver to COVID-19 as of June 2021. Click Here to download the U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory calling for immediate action to address the nation’s youth mental health crisis.
Ada S. McKinley is proud to be at the forefront of addressing the mental health needs of our community though our Behavioral Health Outpatient Clinic and Mobile Crisis Response teams prior, during and in the aftermath of the pandemic.