Teenagers” by Petra Bensted licensed under CC BY 2.0

 

Source: Journal Sentinel

A recent shortage of mental health care professionals for youths has contributed to the rising rate of depression, violence, and suicide among US teenagers.

According to recent reports, low-income families are particularly at risk for failing to have access to mental health care and doctors.

While families are more likely than previous generations to seek help for mental health issues, adequate help for teenagers is often overlooked.

As a result, more teachers are being trained to help children cope with trauma that can occur both at school and in their personal lives.

Health care officials are calling for improved staff to aid teenage patients in order to reduce rising suicide rates.

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Mental Health Provider Shortage Impacting Teenagers

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