HealthConnections: Youth Mental Health Crisis
Mental illness is a significant global health crisis. In late 2021, the US Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, issued an advisory about the youth mental health crisis. In Knoxville and East Tennessee, youth are struggling with depression, anxiety, and behavioral disorders. In Tennessee, suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth ages 10 to 17. Dr. Carole Myers of the University of Tennessee College of Nursing speaks with Dr. Stephen Loyd, Chief Medical Officer for Cedar Recovery, VP of the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners, Chair of the Tennessee Abatement Count, and a member of the University of Tennessee SMART Policy Network.