A Response to the Youth Mental Health Crisis
A Session by Alma Stewart Allen (President, Louisiana Center for Health Equity)
About this Session
The overall emotional well-being and mental health of children and youth have declined during the COVID-19 pandemic era. There is a need for understanding the circumstances and situations youth face that impact their mental health. There are areas where youth mental health needs can be addressed. LCHE has researched the statistics of the youth crisis through the social determinants of health. With this information, LCHE has advocated for policy changes and created programs to impact this crisis.