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Sound the Alarm for Kids One-Year Anniversary Week of Action

Join us October 17-21 to celebrate the first anniversary of Sound the Alarm for Kids by urging further legislative action to end the kids' mental health crisis.

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"Sound The Alarm For Kids" Raises Awareness Of National Mental Health Emergency In Children And Teens

Representing more than 200 children’s hospitals and 77,000 physicians, the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists (AACAP) have launched Sound the Alarm for Kids urging Congress to enact legislation and increase funding to address a national mental health emergency in children and teens.

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AAP-AACAP-CHA Declaration of a National Emergency in Child and Adolescent Mental Health

As health professionals dedicated to the care of children and adolescents, we have witnessed soaring rates of mental health challenges among children, adolescents, and their families over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, exacerbating the situation that existed prior to the pandemic.

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Morning Consult: Vaccines and Kids’ Mental Health: Congress Can’t Let America’s Children Fall Through the Cracks

For nearly two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has put tremendous strain on our nation, including our youth. While children ages five and older can now be vaccinated and feel more protected against the virus, the reality is that the mental health impact of the pandemic will continue to plague kids and teens well into the future.

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