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“Integrating Mental Health Services in Pediatric Practices Feasible, Effective, Pitt Finds”

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This March 25, 2014 release from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center  found on the Insurance.net website talks about how combining behavioral health care and physical health care for kids when they see their pediatrician

Eye and Ear, Presbyterian, and Women's Hospita...

Eye and Ear, Presbyterian, and Women’s Hospitals circa 1943, part of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

can be beneficial and very doable.

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“Kids Seeking Mental Health Services Face Long Wait Times in Philly”

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This August 1, 2013 article found on the NBC10 Philadelphia website talks about the long wait time experienced by kids who need mental health care.  The article mentions the required time that a child is to be seen in, but also states that reality can be very different from that requirement.

 

“Proposal might reduce bipolar diagnosis in children”

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This May 19, 2013 article on the Philly.com website talks about a new diagnosis for kids that seems like a better fit then Bipolar in many cases

“1 in 5 U.S. Kids Has a Mental Health Disorder: CDC”

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This May 16, 2013 article on the Philly.com website talks about CDC findings that show 1 in 5 kids has a diagnosable mental illness.

May 9, 2013 is Childrens’ Mental Health Awareness Day

SAMHSA Childrens' MH Awareness Day Logo 2013

May 9, 2013 is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

“Troubled Children, Part 1 and 2”

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This October 22, 2006 NY Times Video describes what life is like for a 10-year-old girl and her family.  The girl has multiple mental health diagnosis that make even simple everyday things a challenge.

 

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