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AAP Virtual Town Hall Conversation: Mental Health Care is Essential to Good Health

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DC Health Link @ AAP Virtual Town Hall Conversation: Mental Health Care is Essential to Good Health

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Detail: DC Health Link in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Task Force will host Mental Health Care is Essential to Good Health,” the second of a three-part virtual Town Hall Conversation series entitled, “Focus on Health.” This second conversation on mental health is designed to share information about mental health challenges impacting the well-being of families, youth, and communities as well as to share information about available resources and supports to address the challenges.

With the understanding that taking care of one’s mental health is equally as important as taking care of one’s physical health, the impetus for this town hall conversation was developed from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), and the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) declaration of a National State of Emergency in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. While great attention has been brought to this topic over the past year, the mental health of the nation’s youth and families continues to deteriorate. Well-being starts with healthy minds, healthy adults as role models and the desire to seek help. Mental health professionals, medical experts, and advocates will speak on the following topics:

  • Understanding Mental Illness: Risks, Signs, Stressors and Triggers
  • Children and Teen Mental Health Challenges
  • Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Mental Health
  • Treatment Options for Mental Health Wellness
  • Resources, Supports and the Importance of Advocacy, Collaboration and Partnership

For more information about this event, please contact DC AAP at [email protected]. For more information about DC Health Link, please visit or call 1.855.532. LINK (5465). Follow DC Health Link on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @DCHealthLink.