Teens & Mental Health: How to Help Families
October 26, 2011
1 pm to 2 pm Eastern Time
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Mental health problems in adolescents are widespread, but parents often struggle with bringing these issues to the primary care physician. This reluctance contributes to the problem of underdiagnosis and undertreatment, and keeps teens from getting the help they need. There is much that primary care providers can do to facilitate a dialogue with parents and improve adolescent engagement and adherence.
Featuring leaders from two of the nation’s major mental health organizations, Teens & Mental Health: How to Help Families highlights the array of readily accessible resources that can support providers in delivering adolescent mental health care.
Darcy Gruttadaro, JD, Director of the Child and Adolescent Action Center for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) discusses what families want from primary care, how to facilitate a mental health dialogue with parents to improve identification of adolescent mental health disorders, and foster a partnership with patients.
President and CEO of Mental Health America David Shern, PhD, highlights how to readily access educational materials, improve understanding of treatments and side effects, and support development of robust and reliable community mental health referral networks.
After this hour-long webinar you’ll come away with valuable parent and patient insights, as well as hands-on tools that can be immediately incorporated into primary care mental health practice.