More and more children appear in emergency rooms with mental crises

More and more children appear in emergency rooms with mental crises

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By Maggie Fox

According to a study by the researchers, on Friday more and more children in the US emergency rooms came up in a mental health crisis. And the increase is especially noticeable among minority children.

It's not clear why, but the researchers say their results are startling. They look the same pattern across the country.

"It's really daunting. The resources of the Mental Health Community, especially the youth, are incredibly scarce, "said Drs. Anna Abrams, pediatrician and researcher at Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC.

"It's really shocking."

Abrams is an emergency pediatric emergency physician examining differences in child care.

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