Andrew Rosenfeld, M.D.
(MAY 5, 2023) Whether or not the COVID-19 pandemic is over, the mental health crisis for young people that spiked over the past two years continues, child psychiatrist Andrew Rosenfeld, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry and pediatrics, told WCAX-TV.
There is still a high demand for help, he said, especially since some of the supports that children and families use continue to be strained due to a lack of staff. “It feels like it’s been kind of a rolling ball of stress, and all that’s taken whatever people’s mental health vulnerabilities are — kind of amplified it or put pressure on it. So, we’re seeing a lot across the board and unfortunately paired with some shortage of services compared to what was available before.”