Mental Health Action Plans - Mayo Clinic

Mental Health Action Plans – Mayo Clinic

After a decade of research and interviewing more than 6,000 U.S.families and children, Mayo Clinic researchers— in partnership with numerous national mental health advocacy organizations — issued new simple-to-understand guidelines to help identify youth who may have mental health disorders.

Issuing these tools is consistent with the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General call in 2001 to develop a set of easily identifiable mental health disorder action signs among youth for use by parents, professionals and community members.

Despite well-documented levels of emotional and behavioral concerns in the nation’s youth, studies have repeatedly shown that up to 75 percent of youth with mental health disorders such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, anxiety, and eating disorders are usually not identified, and youth do not receive the care they need.

After surveying more than 6,000 parents and children about mental health services in the United States during the past decade, researchers created a mental health disorder action signs tool kit to help easily identify symptoms for youth who may be experiencing mental disorders. Click here for a copy. The findings and epidemiology that led to the toolkit are published in the journal Pediatrics on Friday, Oct. 28, 2011.

Mayo Clinic Dr. Peter Jensen discusses the toolkit and the background behind it.

One thought on “Mental Health Action Plans – Mayo Clinic

  1. I am being unmasked if the yellow sh screams for f the hellish wrath of 9-11 families Columbine and Sandy hook families illegally by Danbury CT in euthanasia and citicens United if my 20 year networking in the name of anti Semitetism by a 4 part conduct disorder by highly tortorous rapist neighboting families in human resources administeator Sandy hook mother please help me Iwillimg to be put to death until it is corrected but would rather scream the osin if the victims of the United Nations opiod and sex crime svandaos by a man that is Mayan and very cautious with emotions in espionage of spying on the Manhattan project in a bomber family NSA Middletown Rhode island help me or I will pass tonight 847 federal Brookfield ct …—-…—…no doctor present no reatment signed please sir help

    Danbury police youtube

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.