Survey shows NH second nationwide for children's health and well-being, but mental health challenges are large
August 12, 2022
By ROBERTA BAKER, THE LACONIA DAILY SUN, Aug 12, 2022
CONCORD — A nationwide survey by the Annie E. Casey Foundation ranks New Hampshire the second best state overall for children’s health and well-being, but places the Granite State among 40 states where rates of youth anxiety and depression have been rising even before the pandemic began two years ago.
“Over the last several years, COVID-19 has exposed and intensified the mental health challenges facing our children like never before,” said Rebecca Woitkowski, Kids Count policy director for New Futures, a NH health policy and advocacy group.