Pierce County School-Based Mental Health Summit

October 24, 2023

Pierce County School-Based Mental Health Summit

Responding to the Youth Mental Health Crisis
Supporting the mental health of children and youth will require a whole-of-society effort to address longstanding challenges, strengthen the resilience of young people, support their families and communities, and mitigate the pandemic’s mental health impacts.

No single entity or system owns full responsibility for crises, and a single entity or system is not, on its own, sufficiently leveraged to address the multifactorial complexities necessary for a healthy system.

National State of Emergency Declaration for Children’s Mental Health was issued in 2021 by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), and the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA)