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The Breaking Point: How The Mental Health System Is Failing Children

As the pandemic continues, it’s clear many children are feeling the long-term effects of the pandemic — lockdowns, uncertainty and isolation. But there are too few child psychiatrists, therapists or direct-care staff to treat the rising tide of young people spiraling into crisis. It’s a mental health system held together by good intentions and Scotch tape, and it’s leaving families to fend for themselves. WFYI and Side Effects Public Media health reporter Carter Barrett will host a discussion on this emerging crisis and solutions.

About The Tour

The Well Beings Tour is making its way to cities across the country, hosted in partnership with local public media stations to present impactful experiences that connect audiences with mental health resources in the local community, strengthen community connections, and destigmatize mental health challenges. The Tour features moderated public discussions that share information and volunteer opportunities from local community and national organizations. The Tour is fostering new conversations about mental health through these local events — live or virtual, based on local public health conditions.

All Events is a mental health resource, not a crisis or suicide response website. If you are in crisis, or experiencing thoughts of suicide, please text the Crisis Text Line (text HELLO to 741741), or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Both services are free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.