In a statement, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has been warning for years about the effects of Govt-19 on the mental health and well-being of children and young people.
Title ” World Children’s Level 2021; Inside my head: Improving, protecting and caring for the mental health of children“The report argues that even before the Govt-19 epidemic, children and young people were suffering from mental health problems and no significant investment had been made to address them.
Significant gaps remain between the needs of mental health and funding dedicated to this issue, raising funds, with only about 2% of the general budget allocated to health being allocated to mental health in the world.
UNICEF Managing Director Henrietta Four said. The last 18 months have been very long for all of us, but especially for the kids. Because of the national locks and travel restrictions associated with the epidemic, children are wasting precious time spending many years away from family, friends and classrooms without being able to dedicate themselves to school activities..
She insisted, too. ” The effects of the epidemic are significant, only at the tip of the iceberg“Before the outbreak, many children with mental health problems went unnoticed.
UNICEF Managing Director regrets Governments have made very little investment to meet these vital needs“Includes links between mental health and long-term quality of life”Not recognized enough”.