Op-Ed piece that was submitted to print media statewide.
Written, jointly, by the IPS’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Committee and
the ICCAP’s (Illinois Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) Executive Board
The mental health impacts of COVID-19 seem to hit children particularly hard. This has exacerbated a shortage of child and adolescent psychiatrists. As parents ourselves, we understand the frustration and anger experienced by a mom or dad unable to get the right care for their child. As professionals in this field, we are writing to propose solutions. MORE
A declaration from the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Children’s Hospital Association
As health professionals dedicated to the care of children and adolescents, we have witnessed soaring rates of mental health challenges among children, adolescents, and their families over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, exacerbating the situation that existed prior to the pandemic. MORE