After the COVID-19 pandemic began, mental health challenges among adolescents and young adults surged.
In 2021, 57% of teen girls said they felt "persistently sad or hopeless" and nearly half of 18- to 25-year-olds experienced a mental illness or substance use disorder. While increasing numbers of young adults sought out mental health treatment, workforce shortages of mental health professionals persisted and were linked to increased rates of youth suicide at the county level.
This Mental Health Awareness Month, we're checking in with the experts for a live discussion on the state of adolescent mental health -- join us!
Jeremy Faust, MD, (moderator) editor-in-chief of MedPage Today (@jeremysamuelfaust)
Jessi Gold, MD, MS, assistant professor in the department of psychiatry at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine (@drjessigold)
Amanda Calhoun, MD, MPH, adult/child psychiatry resident at Yale School of Medicine (@amandajoymd)
How do I join? Follow @MedPage on Instagram!
When is the event? Tune in Thursday, May 18, at 2 p.m. ET
Can I submit questions? Yes, we encourage questions! Submit your questions prior to the event by commenting below.