Prior to COVID-19, 1 in 5 children had a mental health concern. Statistics are now showing that these numbers have since tripled. In this video, Dr. Arethusa Kirk, National Senior Medical Director explains how mental health needs & gaps in care have been exacerbated among children.
Dr. Kirk also details why these gaps need to be closed, how social determinants of health are affecting these younger individuals and the inequitable outcomes resulting from the pandemic. In this video Dr. Kirk encourages a trauma-informed approach when navigating these obstacles.