Mass. tops child welfare rankings, lags in pediatric mental health

18.4% of state’s children had anxiety or depression as of 2020

A NEW NATIONAL report ranked Massachusetts best in the country for child welfare, but buried in the report is one significant danger sign: Massachusetts is one of the worst in the country when it comes to rates of depression and anxiety among children and teenagers.   According to the Annie E Casey Foundation’s 2022 Kids Count data(...)

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