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By Katie Teachout
The Journal 

Mental health concerns rise amidst pandemic


Last updated 4/22/2021 at 9:17am

RITZVILLE – In his monthly report to Adams County Commissioners on COVID-19, Health Official Dr. Alexander Brzezny reported upwards of three to four million Washingtonians are or will likely experience clinically significant behavioral health symptoms within the next several months, including children, youth and young adults.

Brzezny reported children, youth and young adults are the demographic group of extreme concern.

"What we were sensing about our youth and COVID have played out. Small counties have limited resources to respond to mental health emergencies," Brzezny said.

Brzezny sha...

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