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By Cathy McMorris Rodgers
5th Congressional District Representative 

McMorris Rodgers: 'Children are in crisis'

 

April 14, 2022



Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-5th District, delivered the following remarks at the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Hearing on legislation to support mental health and the well-being of people in America.

The following are excerpts from her prepared remarks.

"Our children are in crisis. More high schoolers are unhappy and depressed. Mental health emergencies are increasing. Last year, there was a two-and-a-half-fold increase in emergency department visits for suicidal ideation and self-harm among children under 18.

"It's hard to know where to begin. I can't help but think...



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