Critical mental health help in short supply for some young people

The mental health crisis is at a critical level. At a time when our young people need even more services, some services are no longer available right now. It’s already having a ripple effect.

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That includes the Charlton School in Burnt Hills. It’s a residential therapeutic school for girls. The girls have a range of mental health challenges – mood disorders, anxiety, depression, childhood trauma. Right now, they’re at full capacity with 41 students.

Despite all the wonderful things that are there, sometimes the staff and the students need more support and extra help. They rely on Ellis Hospital and Four Winds in Saratoga quite a bit.

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However, Ellis recently announced it is pausing its inpatient mental health unit for teenagers due to staffing issues.

Learn about the challenges that now means for the school and the girls who are there by watching the video of Subrina Dhammi’s story.

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