Adolescent Health

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Adolescent Mental Health

Adolescence is a critical time for young people’s development. The number of adolescents reporting poor mental health is growing. The Adolescent Behaviors and Experiences Survey (ABES) shows U.S. high school students are facing severe challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 37% of high school students reported poor mental health.
  • 44% reported feeling persistent sadness or hopelessness.

Check out the National Adolescent and Youth Adult Health Information Center’s resource on Promoting and Caring from Young Adult Mental Health.

Find out more about supporting adolescent mental health.

Child Psychiatry Access Network 

The Child Psychiatry Access Network (CPAN) can enhance child and youth mental health care in your practice and save you time. There is no cost to you or your patients for this evidence-based, clinician-to-clinician program. Texas CPAN offers real-time access to a multidisciplinary network of mental health experts in your region - including child psychiatrists - for peer-to-peer consults by phone, vetted and personalized referrals and resources, and behavioral health continuing medical education (CMEs) credits.

Call 888-901-CPAN (2726)

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