The American kids’ mental health crisis is a national emergency.

Sound the Alarm for Kids and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus held the second in a series of roundtable discussions about the youth mental health crisis following the national emergency declaration by the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) last fall, Sound the Alarm for Kids hosted a roundtable discussion with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC).
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U.S. children experience a mental health condition in a given year

[ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ]
Female child leaning head against wall in disapr - During Mental Health Crisis


of adults with children in their household say they are concerned about the mental state of their children

[ American Psychiatric Association ]
Image of teenage children leaning against wall - The Pandemic and Mental Health


increase in the rate of suicide among 10- to 24-year-olds from 2007 to 2018, the second leading cause of death for this age group

[ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ]


Black children under age 13 are twice as likely to die by suicide than their white peers and the rate of death by suicide among Black youth has increased faster than any other racial or ethnic group.

[ Emergency Taskforce on Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health ]
Teenage boy masked in darkness - Amidst Mental Health Crisis