Kids’ Mental Health Pierce County (KMHPC), a community collaborative created by Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital to improve access to youth mental health services, earned the “2021 Program of the Year” award from the Washington State chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
Kids Mental Health Pierce County Applauds Recent Position Statement Declaring a National Emergency in Children’s Mental Health
On October 19th, 2021 the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), and Children’s Hospitals Association (CHA) jointly declared a national emergency in children’s mental health, noting alarming increases in depression, anxiety and suicidality experienced by children since the onset of the Covid pandemic. This emergency is of no surprise to Kids Mental Health Pierce County, a collaborative of over 60 agencies pulling together to serve the mental health needs of Pierce County youth.
Are you OK? - Teens and social media Social scientists say the pandemic only increased our time on social media. Teens are using social media more. Social media use among middle schoolers rose from 34% in 2012 to 70% in 2018. Social Worker Ashley Mangum from Kids
PRESS RELEASE: State officials urge action on youth mental health trends OLYMPIA -- Recently released Healthy Youth Survey data show a high and increasing number of Washington youth reported feeling so sad or hopeless they stopped a usual activity or seriously considered suicide in the past year. The number of students who