Emergency rooms see spike in pediatric mental health visits

Emergency department visits related to mental health increased 24% for children ages 5 to 11, and 31% for children ages 12 to 17.

Hospitalization numbers have increased for pediatric emergency room visits related to mental health, with a reported spike ranging from 24% to 31% depending on the age group.

This pandemic is hitting children especially hard . At a time when many are physically separated from their peers, teachers and activities, the key factors to keeping normalcy is their routines. Correspondent Raven Santana reports.