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Life After COVID

The COVID pandemic has exposed deep flaws in the way America handles children’s mental health. More and more children are facing anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts. But there’s a shortage of providers and services — and no quick way to increase them. As a result, many children and families are scrambling for help.

Side Effects Public Media, which is based at WFYI in Indianapolis, teamed up with Bridge Michigan to report on this issue as part of a larger project made possible by the Institute for Nonprofit News.

The other media outlets involved in the Life After COVID project include:

  • The Beacon/KCUR
  • Cicero Independiente/South Side Weekly
  • Detour Detroit/Planet Detroit/Tostada Magazine
  • Evanston RoundTable/Growing Community Media
  • Madison 365/Wausau Pilot & Review
  • MinnPost/Sahan Journal

The project was funded by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with additional support from INN's Amplify News Project and the Solutions Journalism Network.

To read work from Side Effects and Bridge Michigan, click on the story links below. To read the stories from the other news outlets involved in the project, click here.