N.H. kids fare well, but anxiety still remains high
August 10, 2022
By EILEEN O’GRADY Monitor staff
New Hampshire ranks among the best states in the country for child well-being, but children in the Granite State – as well as nationwide — are struggling with anxiety and depression at unprecedented levels, according to a new national report.
The 2022 Kids Count Data Book, released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, tracks state trends in child well-being across the United States. The organization uses government data and national survey responses to measure how children are faring in the areas of economic well-being, health, education, family and community.
The report ranks New Hampshire as second-best in the nation for overall child well-being, which compiles data relating to economic well-being, education, health and family and community. Massachusetts was ranked number one.