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Children's Hospital New Orleans responds to pandemic's mental health toll

Children's Hospital New Orleans responds to pandemic's mental health toll

Children's Hospital New Orleans saw virtual visits for mental health services skyrocket during the coronavirus pandemic.

According to data, the Behavioral Health Center conducted 5,981 virtual visits from April 2020 to April 2021, compared to 341 from April 2019 to April 2020. The number of school encounters also increased over that same period from 573 to 1,001.

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