‘I Need a Grippy Sock Vacation’: Breaking Down the Gen-Z Slang Term for a Trip to an Inpatient Psychiatric Facility

American adolescents, as has been widely reported, are not OK. In fact, they’re facing such intense mental health issues — spurred on by the pandemic but also predating it — that the U.S. surgeon general has warned of a “devastating” situation. Many hospitals and caregivers have declared a national emergency, and a new national poll has found that many parents and educators believe the problem is growing, and that schools are not equipped to offer the help that’s needed.

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Our Unwavering Focus on Data Collection

At ESS, we have an unrelenting focus on data, measuring results, and communicating to our partners the proven impact our programming has on mental health, school outcomes and financial sustainability.

With every ESS partner, we will:

• Set data driven goals at the beginning of every implementation

• Have regular “Report Card” meetings in which we share the impact of ESS services

• Monitor data along the way to look for potential risk areas so that these can be proactively addressed

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