NJ tries to meet growing need for youth mental health services during pandemic

Studies show, and child welfare experts agree, that the pandemic is taking a toll on the emotional and mental health of youth, with the potential for an increase in self-harm and suicide.

The state Department of Children and Families, in a new public service announcement, is letting parents and caregivers know that help is available. Mollie Greene, assistant commissioner at the department’s Children’s System of Care, explains what that entails.

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