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Children’s Hospitals Grapple With Wave of Mental Illness

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By Carmen Heredia Rodriguez, Kaiser Health News Krissy Williams, 15, had attempted suicide before. The teen was diagnosed with schizophrenia when she was 9.

People with this chronic mental health condition perceive reality differently and often experience hallucinations and delusions.

She learned to manage these symptoms with a variety of services offered at home and at school. But the pandemic upended those lifelines.

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