Archive of Crisis in  – Video

Archive of Crisis in – Video

In a compelling episode of “Crisis | 60 Minutes Archive,” the urgent public health crisis of declining mental health among American youth is explored. The Surgeon General has called attention to the devastating increase in rates of suicide, self-harm, anxiety, and depression among adolescents – a trend that predates the pandemic. The spotlight is on Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a community grappling with a mental health crisis, as rates of self-harm and attempted suicide have nearly doubled since before COVID-19.

The episode features firsthand accounts from doctors, therapists, and young individuals, shedding light on the strain the pandemic has placed on youth mental health. From long wait times for therapy appointments to the challenges of addressing acute mental health needs in emergency rooms, the system is struggling to meet the demand for care. The stories of families navigating these challenges highlight the urgent need for accessible and effective mental health resources.

Despite the hardships faced by many, there are glimmers of hope in innovative approaches to care, such as pediatric clinics integrating therapists into their practices. These initiatives aim to provide timely screenings and treatment to support the mental well-being of children and adolescents. Through the resilience and advocate voices of those impacted, the episode underscores the importance of destigmatizing mental health struggles and ensuring that all youth have access to the care they need.

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Video “Crisis | 60 Minutes Archive” was uploaded on 05/15/2024 to Youtube Channel 60 Minutes