Boston doctors hold summits to discuss children and mental health

Boston doctors hold summits to discuss children and mental health



A CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH SUMMIT HERE IN BOSTON. BEN: TOP HEALTH CARE EXECUTIVES DISCUSSING THE CRISIS, OUR CHILDREN MAY BE, AND WHAT CAN BE DONE TO HELP. OUR RHONDELLA RICHARDSON WAS HERE. >> ALL OF THESE CHILDREN COOPERATE ATTENTION DEFICIENCY HYPERACTIVE DISORDER, ADHD. THE CHILD YOU DON’T SEE IN THE HOME VIDEO SAID LOUD THEY WOULD rather NOT EXIST >> I SAID WHAT DO YOU MEAN? I WOULD RATHER DIE THAN EXIST. >> THE NORTHBROOKFIELD FAMILY IS LIKE MANY FIGHTS. HOSPITAL LEADERS SAY THERE NEEDS MORE EARLY INTERVENTIONS AND MORE FUNDING FOR MENTAL HEALTH. >> UNTIL THE CHILDREN COME TO US, IT IS A FAILURE. >> IT’S SO HARD TO FIND – NOW, IN THE FOUR YEARS PRIOR TO THE PANDEMIC, THERE IS A 61% INCREASE IN PATIENTS WITH MENTAL AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH. NOW 1 IN 5 US CHILDREN EXPERIENCE A MENTAL OR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CONDITION EACH YEAR. A FIRST OF ITS KIND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SUMMIT BRINGS FAMILIES AND GOVERNMENT LEADERS LIKE SEC MARYLOU SUDDERS FROM THE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO MANAGE A CASE LOAD CRISIS >> THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN IN CHILDREN THAT WOULD BE PRESENT WOULD BE IN THE 20’S, WE ARE THERE NOW THE HUNDRED, THAT’S TODAY. >> THE WAITING TIMES ARE DEVASTATING WE HAVE 300 ON THE WAITING LIST. >> THE QUESTION BECOMES WHERE CAN THEY BE PLACED FOR CARE AND – WE ARE EXCITED THAT WE HAVE MADE AN AGREEMENT WITH BOSTON CHILDREN’S. >> FAMILIES ARE DESPERATE FOR PARTNERSHIPS. >> IT’S TIRING WHEN A CHILD IS IN CRISIS IT TAKES THEIR LOTS OF TIME. >> AND ONE OF THE BEST PRACTICES WESTERN MASS MAKES TELEPSYCHOLOGY IN SCHOOLS A WAY TO HELP CHILDREN

Boston doctors hold summits to discuss children and mental health

A Child Mental Health Summit was held in Boston on Friday, bringing together some of the state’s top health leaders in one place to discuss the mental health crisis affecting our children and what can be done about it .

A Child Mental Health Summit was held in Boston on Friday, bringing together some of the state’s top health leaders in one place to discuss the mental health crisis affecting our children and what can be done about it .

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