State-Funded Texas Programs Address Youth Mental Health Crisis

Speaker: Laurel Williams, D.O., Professor, Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine
Length: 1:00:59 minutes

Pediatric mental illness is at an all-time high. The pandemic has worsened the mental health crisis, and resources for providers and patients can be hard to navigate, let alone find. According to a recent survey in the Annals of Family Medicine, 85% of primary-care practices have difficulty accessing evidence-based mental health care for children. Primary care physicians and schools are in a prime position in a patient’s healthcare journey to address the mental health gap. In this webinar, you will learn about the Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium state-funded programs, the Child Psychiatry Access Network (CPAN), and the Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine (TCHATT). You will learn more about how these programs can help provide access to mental health services by providing PCPS with psychiatric expert advice, referrals/resource assistance (CPAN) and for families access to care within selected schools across the state (TCHATT)

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