Even as the need for quality mental health care has climbed sharply among young people in recent years, access to services has gone in the other direction. A 2019 study found that of the 7.7 million children and teens in the U.S. with at least one treatable mental health disorder, nearly half don’t get the care they require. The COVID-19 pandemic only exacerbated these trends. Joshua M. Langberg, a licensed clinical psychologist and director of the Center for Youth Social Emotional Wellness (CYSEW) at the Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP), is working to close this gap. He explains what drives the youth mental and behavioral health crisis, how the crisis manifests and what Rutgers is doing to ensure equitable access to mental and behavioral care in New Jersey. To read the full story.