DC’s Children, Among Those Experiencing Mental Health Crises

A recent study made by the Annie E.Casey Foundation showed that children in Washington D.C. area rank 19th in the Nation for experiencing a “mental health crisis”.

Figures shows that, for example, 153,000 children live in poverty, a situation that reinforces that the financial crisis experienced by their parents, affects directly the mental wellbeing of minors.

“… The findings for the state show that one in eight children reported they experienced anxiety or depression, “and that’s a staggering number.”

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Kate Ryan |WTOP NEWS

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