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Mental Health and Wellness

The pandemic shed new light on the mental health of children and youth. Prior to the pandemic, the country was already experiencing a youth mental health crisis.

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According to the CDC, in 2021, more than 1 in 3 high school students reported experiencing poor mental health during the pandemic, and over 40% reported that they persistently felt sad or hopeless during the past year.

We can make the most of this moment to improve lives and how we deliver care. Kaiser Permanente is committed to continuing to lead this work in the communities we serve in partnership with community agencies, schools, and other health systems.

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Adult Mental Health
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Children and Youth
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