Op-Ed: Our Kids' Mental Health Can't Wait

By Amy Kennedy

(Excerpt)

The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) recently called on Congress to prioritize young people's healing by making a targeted $7.5 billion investment -- over and above the $4 billion already proposed -- in the mental health of youth ages 16 to 25. The Kennedy Forum agrees that such an investment would be commensurate with the dramatic increase in need and should support youth mobile crisis response, peer support, expanded access to telehealth, culturally responsive Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) screening, and more.

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