Food and Drug Administration advisers voted on Wednesday to recommend the authorization of the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for children as young as 6 months old. Pfizer’s vaccine will be administered in three doses, while Moderna’s will be delivered in two. (The New York Times)

Over 90% of LGBTQ+ youths said politicized discussion about the community has harmed their mental health. The Trevor Project reported that more than 50% of transgender and nonbinary youths have considered suicide. (STAT)

Poetry may be the new elixir in alleviating mental health struggles. A study conducted by the American Academy of Pediatrics showed that hospitalized children experienced a decline in negative emotions after reading and writing poetry. (CNN)

The percentage of young people struggling with mental health is increasing. Media companies, professional athletes and educators, among others, have joined the effort to destigmatize mental health conditions. (Los Angeles Times)

Students and survivors of gun violence are awaiting a response from Congress on mental health and school safety bills. Groups took to Capitol Hill to express support for plans to bolster red flag laws and increase funding for school safety and mental health services. (CBS News)