Medical Education Training in Adolescent Depression and Suicide Screening
Websites for Anxiety
- Anxiety Disorders Association of America: www.adaa.org
- Children’s Center for OCD and Anxiety: www.worrywisekids.org
- Child Anxiety Network: www.childanxiety.net/Anxiety_Disorders.htm
- American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: www.aacap.org/aacap/families_and_youth/resource_centers/Anxiety_Disorder_Resource_Center/Home.aspx
- National Institute of Mental Health: www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/anxiety-disorders/index.shtml
- AAP Health Initiative: Module on Anxiety https://www.aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/Mental-Health/Pages/Module-2-Anxiety.aspx
- Anxiety Disorder Resource Center (AACAP) – trusted source and specific for children and youth
Educational materials for patients and families
- Just Breathe: The Importance of Meditation Breaks for Kids
- Permission to Unplug: The Health Benefits of Yoga for Kids
- Helping Your Child Cope with Anxiety
- Guide to depression medications from APA and AACAP professional societies www.parentsmedguide.org
- National Institute of Mental Health www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/depression/index.shtml
- National Alliance for Mental Illness www.nami.org/Find-Support/Teens-and-Young-Adults
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention www.afsp.org
- American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry www.aacap.org/AACAP/Families_and_Youth/Resource_Centers/Depression_Resource_Center/Home.aspx
- AAP Depression Information https://www.aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/Mental-Health/Pages/depression.aspx
- Maternal Depression Screening. Perinatal depression can lead to family dysfunction, impaired social interactions and delay in infant’s social-emotional, language and cognitive development. The AAP preventive guidelines recommend screening the mother prenatally and by 1 month of infant life, 2, 4, and 6 months of life13.
- AAP Policy: Incorporating Recognition and Management of Perinatal Depression Into Pediatric Practice: Marian F. Earls, Michael W. Yogman, Gerri Mattson, Jason Rafferty, COMMITTEE ON PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF CHILD AND FAMILY HEALTH Pediatrics, Jan 2019, 143 (1) e20183259
- Emotional Wellness Self-Help Tool from Maternal Mental Health NOW guides women who are thinking of having a baby, pregnant, or post-partum in creating a personalized care plan online for themselves in English and in Spanish. This is also downloadable.
- Medi-Cal extended coverage for new mothers with maternal medical conditions to 90 days to up to 1 year following the last day of pregnancy through the Provisional Postpartum Care Extension (PPCE) Program. This applies to Medi-Cal and the Medi-Cal Access Program, as of August 1, 2020. (Pregnant individuals in general will continue to be eligible for a 60-day period beginning on the last day of pregnancy. Eligibility ends on the last day of the month in which the 60th day occurs.
Apps that Patients Can Use to Help with Anxiety and Depression
- Breath2Relax A app that teaches diaphragmatic breathing to help with anxiety
- Headspace and Calm Two apps that help teach meditation and relaxation techniques
- Mood Tools: There are good reviews from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America for this app. It has a thought diary, psychotherapy and cognitive behavior components.
- My3: Developed by the Mental Health Association of New York. Allows one to develop a crisis intervention plan and provide crisis hotline numbers.
- Suicide Severity Screening with the Columbia form and Safety Plan Template
- AAP Self-harm and Suicide Information
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