Child and Adolescent Mental Health

AHA Feb. 22 voiced support for the Child Suicide Prevention and Lethal Means Safety Act (H.R. 7265), legislation that would provide funding for training programs to help health care workers identify patients at high risk for suicide or self-harm.
The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Population Affairs Oct. 31 issued a call to action and toolkit to help policymakers, health care and human services professionals, and others support adolescent health and well-being.
When kids experience acute behavioral health needs, they need to be cared for at the right time and the right place.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration this month awarded $131.7 million in grants to programs that connect youth and families to behavioral health services.
The National Student Advisory Council of Work2BeWell has created a State-by-State Mental Health Resource page which is designed to serve teens across the country as a hub for improving and maintaining mental health.
A new depression and anxiety clinic has been opened by Children's Mercy Kansas City as the first of 14 mental health projects the hospital is launching during the next five years
The AHA, along with members of the Mental Health Liaison Group, recently voiced support for the Helping Kids Cope Act (H.R. 2412), legislation that would provide Health Resources and Services Administration grants to expand access to pediatric mental and behavioral health services.
In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, AHA’s People Matter, Words Matter campaign has released a new poster to support child and adolescent behavioral health.
The Health Resources and Services Administration today awarded nearly $60 million over five years to help 24 health care and educational organizations integrate mental health training into training for primary care clinicians, with a focus on preparing them to treat mental health needs in children…