Child and youth emergency mental health care: A national problem


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This issue brief reviews the state of
mental health services for children and youth who visit hospital emergency departments for mental health-related reasons and provides an overview of the challenges associated with mental health-related emergency department visits. It discusses the policy implications of using emergency department services for mental health reasons for children and youth and makes recommendations for policy action.