Oct 12, 2022

State Launches Online Chat For Parents Seeking Child Mental Health Support

Portrait of father and son bonding in a living room.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources launched a new online resource to help parents and caregivers confidentially seek mental health support for their children.  

There has been an uptick in child mental health issues spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic. A recent report showed nationwide, from 2016 to 2021, youth mental health inpatient admissions rose 61 percent and emergency department visits rose 20 percent.  

https://www.wvpublic.org/health-science/2022-10-11/state-launches-online-chat-for-parents-seeking-child-mental-health-support