But the practice of isolating kids and teenagers experiencing mental health crises in ERs, also known as emergency room boarding, can potentially compound existing psychiatric problems. “It feels like I’m desperate for help.”While people of all ages can develop coronavirus-related mental health problems, children and adolescents may be especially susceptible. In Massachusetts, since the pandemic began, psychiatric emergency room boarding rates have risen between 200% and 400% per month, NPR reported. Between 2019 and early 2021, the CDC noted a 51% increase in trips to the emergency room following suicide attempts by teenage girls. In a bid to improve or safeguard youngsters’ well-being, some politicians have supported students taking mental health days.
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