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Battling a national crisis

Editor-in-chief Dr. Tina Q. Tan shares the articles that shes thinks our must-reads in our special report on the mental health crisis in children.

Greetings. The number of children with mental health issues (eg, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, worsening attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) was skyrocketing for several years before the pandemic, and now, in our third year of grappling with COVID-19, these cases are expected to rise even further. This has culminated in a national mental health crisis in the pediatric population, the likes of which has never been seen before. In this month’s Contemporary Pediatrics®, we focus on this issue in a special section. Must-read articles feature the following:

Thank you for providing outstanding care to your patients during these rapidly changing times. As the title of a book by Robert H. Schuller states, “Tough times never last, but tough people do.”

Please stay safe and well. And as always, I welcome your suggestions, comments, and questions.

With warm regards,

Tina Q. Tan