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One in Six Youth in the United States Is Obese

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation calls on policymakers to prioritize children's health and equity

U.S. Pediatricians, Psychiatrists Declare ‘Emergency’ in Child Mental Health

Groups urge policymakers to increase funding to ensure all families can access mental health services

Parental Depression Tied to Offspring Depression in Teen Years

Exposure to maternal depression both during pregnancy and postpartum strongly associated with depressive symptoms in offspring

Preexisting Chronic Conditions Tied to COVID-19 Severity in Children

Additionally, Black or other non-White race tied to greater severity in hospitalized children

Triple Use of E-Cigarettes, Cigarettes, Marijuana Prevalent Among Teens

Triple users have elevated risk profiles on levels of psychosocial variables compared with other groups

Sexual-Minority Teens Have Elevated Suicide Ideation, Attempt, Plan

Positive associations of sexual minority status with time to first onset of suicide ideation and plan in adjusted analyses

Youth Online Risk Factors Tied to Suicide-Related Behaviors

Risk for each factor varies, but risk for severe suicide/self-harm alert is 70 times higher for youth with five or more online risk factors

Emergency Help for Suicide-Related Issues Up During Pandemic for Some Youth

Rates higher for female youth, those with no psychiatric history, and individuals with existing psychiatric diagnoses at time of encounter

COVID-19 Does Not Seem to Impact Lung Function in Young People

No statistically significant deterioration in lung function seen following COVID-19, regardless of severity

Suicide Rates Rising Among Black Youth

Largest annual percentage change seen among Black girls