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State and local governments in the U.S. are launching various experimental interventions to address a surge in mental illness among children post-pandemic, despite uncertainties about the root causes.

Amid an escalating mental health crisis among children, characterized by high levels of anxiety and depression, U.S. state and local governments are testing new intervention strategies. These range from free online therapy to school-based mental health programs, in efforts to identify effective solutions. Despite the lack of clear evidence for many of these approaches, the urgency to act is driven by the significant impact of mental health issues on children's well-being and future prospects.