Author photo

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...

For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.


Reader Comments(0)


Our Family of Publications Includes:

Cheney Free Press
Ritzville Adams County Journal
Whitman County Gazette
Odessa Record
Franklin Connection
Davenport Times
Spokane Valley News Herald
Colfax Daily Bulletin

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2023