Youth Mental Health Crisis: England’s “Ticking Time Bomb”

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England’s children and young people are facing a mental health crisis of alarming proportions. A new report reveals long wait times, racial inequalities, and a lack of respect for LGBTQ+ patients within the system. Guest therapist, Ryan Heapy, joins hosts Patricia Wu and Jessica Reyes to discuss the urgency of this issue and the challenges faced by both England and the US in providing adequate mental healthcare for youth.

Skyrocketing Demand, Stretched Resources

Waiting times for mental health treatment are lengthy, highlighting the system’s struggle to keep up with the surge in demand.

Systemic Disparities

Racial inequalities and a lack of sensitivity towards LGBTQ+ youth are barriers to accessing appropriate care.

A Global Crisis

The mental health crisis affecting England’s youth mirrors similar challenges faced in the US, signaling a critical need for systemic change.

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