Last month, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy issued an advisory warning of an escalating youth mental health crisis. And just yesterday, the Wisconsin Office of Children’s Mental Health released their annual report with findings that “more teen girls are being treated in emergency rooms for suicide attempts than before the pandemic.”
It’s a different kind of pandemic—and one that we urgently need to address. Today on the show, Wednesday host Carousel Bayrd takes a close look at the youth mental health crisis and the way forward with social work professor Tally Moses.
Tally Moses is an associate professor in the Sandra Rosenbaum School of Social Work at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Her research focuses on adolescents with mental health disorders, child and adolescent mental health services, stigma, labeling, and adolescent social and family relationships.