Author: Kevin B. Churchwell and Paul A. King, opinion contributors

Congress should apply a key lesson from the War on Cancer to address pediatric behavioral, mental health crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked an explosive increase in behavioral and mental health disorders among children and adolescents. What was once a widespread and worsening problem is now a crisis. The National Institute of Mental Health has estimated that nearly half of U.S. adolescents ages 13-18 will have at least one behavioral / mental disorder…