‘Their Tank Is Empty’: Children’s Hospital Colorado Declares A State Of Emergency Over Kids’ Mental Health
Based on increased demand for behavioral health services over the past four months, Children’s Hospital Colorado is declaring a pediatric mental health state of emergency.
David Brumbaugh, the chief medical officer for the hospital, said it’s been unlike anything he’s seen in his 20 years of practice.
“Our kids have run out of resilience,” Brumbaugh said. “Their tank is empty. That’s where we are right now as a system and it’s impacting families across our metro area, across our state.”