Jonathan Butcher is here. He is the Will Skillman Fellow in Education at the Heritage Foundation. He is here to discuss the alarming rate of mental illness in children.
A return to pre-COVID-19 conditions will not be enough to get American students on track when another major obstacle still plagues them: the mental health crisis.
Psychologists collectively fear for American children’s futures because these mental health problems are set to peak and persist well after the pandemic.
Lawmakers around the country should make sure that parents have the flexibility to meet a child’s unique needs, including their mental health needs.