December 8, 2021
Mental Health
  • Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy warned in a new report that young people are experiencing “devastating” mental health effects due to the COVID-19 pandemic and other challenges facing their generation. He noted gun violence, the specter of climate change, racism, and social conflict as sources of stress. Citing significant upticks in emergency room visits for suicide as well as self-reported depression and anxiety, Murthy called for more resources to address mental health issues. (Press release here; Report here; Article here)