2020 State of the Commonwealth Report
Over the last decade, an increasing number of young people reported being anxious or depressed. And now, the COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated closing schools, curtailing extracurricular activities and limiting social contacts for many of Virginia’s youth. In this chapter, we explore the state of youth mental health in the Commonwealth and gauge how our younger residents are faring during the pandemic. We find that there is an increasing need for youth mental health services and discuss what can be done to help those who could benefit the most.
Dragas Center for Economic Analysis and Policy, Old Dominion University, "Part 4: Youth Mental Health in Virginia" (2020). State of the Commonwealth Reports. 54.