Why Treatment Is Critical for Youth With Mental Illness

Posted on May 18th, 2012 by

Dr. Peter Jensen, a giant in the child psychiatry field, founded and is president and CEO of the New York City-based Resource for Advancing Children's Health Institute -- The REACH Institute. He asked me to join the organization's board to help support the goal of identifying and adapting the best childhood mental health interventions and making them accessible to millions more children. Jensen, who also serves as a professor of psychiatry and Vice-Chair for Research in the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology at the Mayo Clinic, understood that powerful, new, evidence-based techniques to help these children existed, but these new methods were 15 to 18 years away from being disseminated and applied in everyday practice.

 

Huffington Post by Michelle Roberts

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