Social media, trauma, hate speech add to youth mental health crisis, U.S. Senate panel told

Lawmakers agreed that the nation’s youth are in crisis. They disagreed on the role Congress has to play

By: - June 8, 2023 4:31 pm
Thousands of Pa. kids sought mental health treatment last year, according to a new report.

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WASHINGTON — U.S. senators agreed during a hearing Thursday the country’s children are going through a youth mental health crisis, though some of the committee’s members disagreed about what role Congress has to play.


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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.