Boston doctors host summit to discuss kids and mental health

Boston doctors host summit to discuss kids and mental health Updated: 7:04 PM EDT Oct…

Boston doctors host summit to discuss kids and mental health

Boston doctors host summit to discuss kids and mental health



A MENTAL HEALTH SUMMIT FOR CHILDREN, HELD HERE IN BOSTON. BEN: TOP HEALTHCARE LEADERS, DISCUSSING THE CRISIS FACING OUR KIDS, AND WHAT CAN BE DONE TO HELP. OUR RHONDELLA RICHARDSON WAS THERE. >> ALL OF THESE CHIDREN ARE COPING WITH ATTENTION DEFICENT HYPERACTIVE DISORDER, ADHD. THE CHILD YOU DON’T SEE IN THE HOMEVIDEO SAID OUTLOUD, THEY WOULD RATHER NOT EXIST >> I SAID WHAT DO YOU MEAN? I WOULD RATHER DIE THAN EXIST. >> THE NORTHBROOKFIELD FAMILY IS LIKE MANY STRUGGLING. HOSPITAL HEADS SAY THERE MUST BE MORE EARLY INTERVENTION AND MORE MENTAL HEALTH FUNDING. >> BY THE TIME KIDS GET TO US, IT’S A FAILURE. >> IT’S SO HARD TO FIND — NOW, IN THE FOUR YEAR LEADING UP TO THE PANDEMIC, THERE WAS A 61% INCREASE IN MENTAL AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PATIENTS. NOW 1 IN 5 US CHILDREN EXPERIENCE A MENTAL OR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CONDITION IN ANY GIVEN YEAR. A FIRST OF IT’S KIND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SUMMIT BRINGS IN FAMILIES AND STATE LEADERS LIKE SEC MARYLOU SUDDERS FROM HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO ADDRESS A CASES LOAD CRISIS >> THE NUMBER OF KIDS AT CHILDRENS THAT WOULD PRESENT WOULD BE IN THE 20’S, WE ARE NOW IN THE HUNDRED’S, THAT’S JUST TODAY. >> THE WAIT TIMES ARE DEVASTATING WE HAVE 300 ON THE WAIT LIST. >> THE ISSUE BECOMES WHERE CAN THEY BE PLACED FOR CARE AND — WE ARE EXCITED THAT WE’VE ENTERED INTO IN AGREEMENT WITH BOSTON CHILDREN’S. >> FAMILIES ARE DESPERATE FOR PARTNERSHIPS. >> IT’S TIRING, WHEN A CHILD IS IN CRISIS THEY TAKE UP A TON OF YOUR TIME. >> AND AMONG BEST PRACTICES WESTERN MASS IS DOING TELEPSYCHOLOGY IN THE SCHOOL A WAY TO ET CHILDREN HEL

Boston doctors host summit to discuss kids and mental health

A children’s mental health summit was held in Boston on Friday, bringing together some of the top healthcare leaders in the state in one place to discuss the mental health crisis impacting our kids and what can be done about it.

A children’s mental health summit was held in Boston on Friday, bringing together some of the top healthcare leaders in the state in one place to discuss the mental health crisis impacting our kids and what can be done about it.