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Suicide Prevention in Teens and Children

BY DR. SUZANNE RYBCZYNSKI AND DR. CARMEN LOPEZ-ARVIZU On October 19, 2021, faced with the toll of the COVID-19 pandemic on an already strained pediatric mental health system, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Children’s Hospital Association declared a “national emergency in children’s mental…


In the Pursuit of Mental Health Parity Insurance Coverage

BY GARRY CARNEAL, JD, MA Treating diseases of the brain is as important as treating any physical ailment or condition. Yet, the health insurance industry in the United States has never covered mental health and substance use disorders (MH/SUDs) appropriately. As a result, depression, anxiety, addiction and other mental health conditions…