Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. One of the few positives that have occurred over the course of this pandemic is the increased attention on mental health. However, this has come at the expense of the deterioration of both children and adult mental health over the past year. It appears Depression and Anxiety rates are three to four times higher than pre-pandemic. Cook Children’s has launched a campaign to raise awareness about suicide. They have treated double the number of suicidal patients in a given month. Suicidal death was the leading cause of traumatic death at Cook’s Children’s in 2020.

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