WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro, D-3, released the following statement in response to the release of the first comprehensive report on children’s mental health in the United States.
The report, issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, noted the prevalence of mental health disorders in kids has been increasing, with up to 20 percent of kids experiencing a mental disorder each year.
“This report should serve as a call to action – we cannot continue to under-invest in public health programs and health services that ensure all children have access to the care they need.
"When up to 20 percent of kids in the U.S. are affected by a mental disorder each year, we simply must do better. That includes investing in the CDC and ensuring that these kids have access to the health care services they need.”
DeLauro is the senior Democrat on the subcommittee responsible for funding the CDC.
See her additional comments on funding for CDC and other health care agencies here.
Additional information on the CDC report may be found here.
This information is taken from a press release from DeLauro's office.