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Dr. Castro-Blanco Interviewed on
 Lack of Mental Health Assessment
 For Self-Harming Teens in ER 02.23.12
Dr. Castro-Blanco Interviewed on
Lack of Mental Health Assessment
For Self-Harming Teens in ER
02.23.12

The Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry reports only 39 percent of adolescents seen in an emergency room for self-harm injuries receive mental health assessments before being discharged.

“It’s a pretty clear call that things need to be different and changes need to be made,” says David Castro-Blanco, Ph.D., Adler School core faculty member and head of the Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology Program, Child and Adolescent Psychology Track “This is a population that is very likely to have repeat episodes that will land them back in the ER.”

Click here to read more of Dr. Castro-Blanco’s interview on self-harming teens and the issue of ER follow-up in “Most self-harming teens leave ERs without receiving mental health assessments.”

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