Behavioral Health

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Behavioral Health

CCHA Releases Behavioral Health White Paper

Half of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14 and three-quarters begin by age 24. In other words, mental illness is a disease of youth — one with profound long-term implications for children, their families and their communities. California’s children’s hospitals – and, especially, our emergency departments – serve an increasing number of youth in crisis every year. We have observed the shortcomings in the current behavioral health system and we recognize the opportunities for improvement. To learn more about CCHA’s recommendations, read our white paper, “Improving Behavioral Health Care for Children in California: A Call to Action.”

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