… is for every youth to grow into maturity without developing symptoms of anxiety or depression.
… 1 in 5 cases of depression are preventable.
One case of depression is prevented for every twenty-two youth practicing better problem solving and coping skills. (Am J Psychiatry 2008; 165:1272–1280)
We help by …
… promoting prevention and referral resources to bring into your home and community.
The newest example is to increase behavioral health care capacity by promoting early adoption of the on-demand training developed by Boston Children’s Hospital (Building Bridges of Understanding). Pediatricians can access the on-demand training at their convenience to know how to screen, assess, diagnose and directly treat mild and moderate cases of the most common mental illnesses. Importantly, they can then also provide you with guided Self-Management Toolkits for your child or teen to prevent symptoms from developing.