Tennessee expands services to help uninsured children fighting mental illness

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn — The CDC estimates between 13 and 20 percent of kids 3 – 17 years old have a mental health issue.

Lindsay Stone is the director of children and youth mental health programming at the McNabb Center. She said that because of the pandemic, that number could be higher.

“We have seen an increase in need when we talk about stress and mental health issues kids have had to navigate,” said Stone.

Kids who went from interacting with friends at school to isolation at home have faced more mental health issues due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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