A Proposal to Transform Children's Mental Health

Credit West Virginia Public Broadcasting

A California advocacy organization is trying to reinvent America’s approach to children’s mental health. The idea is to remove mental health care from the traditional medical system and instead try to integrate resilience and community supports into the very fabric of society.

 

Kara Lofton spoke with Alex Briscoe of the California Children’s Trust — one of the speakers at the annual Association of Health Care Journalists Conference. They discussed what reshaping mental health would look like in practical terms and how it could be applied on a national scale.