Expanding adolescent mental health screening

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The United States routinely screens teens for vision and hearing loss, but not for a leading cause of death and disability – mental illness. Beginning in 2002, we worked for more than a decade with the TeenScreen National Center for Mental Health Checkups at Columbia University to expand teen mental health screening to 43 states. Now major insurers, primary care providers and more than 500 schools and community organizations offer a free mental health check-up for teenagers. We helped develop partnerships between the National Center and Medscape to offer CME programs to health professionals and with EmblemHealth to offer free screenings in doctors’ offices nationwide.

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