Calls about children with multiple mental health disorders rising in Mississippi

Demand for mental health care for children has risen throughout the pandemic according to a new study from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. Dustin Sarver is Clinical Director of Child Access to Mental Health and Psychiatry, also known as CHAMP. The group works with 25% of pediatric care providers across the state to offer psychiatric care assistance. Dr. Sarver says the pandemic has affected the lives of all children here in the state, especially when it disrupted the ability to get together socially either in or out of classrooms.
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