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Children's Mental Health Fact Sheet: Improving Lives, Avoiding Tragedies

The recent tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School reminds us all of the importance of the early identification of mental illness and the critical need for intervention with effective services and supports. Mental health conditions are prevalent among our nation’s youth. Mental illness is treatable and the best outcomes occur with early identification and intervention. We can avoid the tragic and costly consequences of unidentified and untreated mental illness in youth by taking action. We can and should do far better for our nation’s youth.

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AACAP Applauds the AMA on Recommending Further Research & Guidance on the Use of Atypical Antipsychotic Medication


AACAP's Facts for Families on Bullying

Bullying is a common experience for many children and adolescents.  Surveys indicate that as many as half of all children are bullied at some time during their school years, and at least 10% are bullied on a regular basis. Read AACAP's Facts for Families on Bullying:

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2011 AACAP Award Opportunities

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: award opportunities for medical students, residents, fellows, early-career psychiatrists, and child & adolescent psychiatrists, 2011.

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Expert Webinars - Parents' Medication Guide for Bipolar Disorder in Children & Adolescents, & More

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