Interventions and Treatment
Research: Mental Health Crises in Children and Young Adults
June 07, 2017 | Emily Taylor
Research published this month in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry found more than half of youth admitted to the hospital for a mental health issue had no previous history of contact with mental health care services. Researchers looked at data on emergency hospital visits for more than 100,000 young people aged 10-24 in Ontario, Canada over a four year period. Findings suggest that improved access to primary care would help to prevent emergency hospital visits.