MENTAL HEALTH SCREENING CAMPAIGN. This exercise is based on information from : http://www.aannet.org/files/public/KySS_template.pdf. KySS (Keep Your Children/Yourself Safe & Secure): . Integrating Physical and Mental Health Care for Young People The Challenge:
MENTAL HEALTH SCREENING CAMPAIGN
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Integrating Physical and Mental Health Care for Young People
health problems, less than 30 percent receive treatment – largely due to
inadequate screening and early intervention by primary care providers.
An Innovative Solution:
The national Keep your Children/Yourself Safe & Secure (KySS)
campaign, launched in 2001 through the National Association of Pediatric
Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP).
¾ A public awareness and educational campaign that raises awareness and knowledge
of child and adolescent mental health/psychosocial problems among NAPNAP
members, other health care providers, teachers, and the public and disseminates information about how to implement effective preventive, early interventions and mental health screening for young people.
Developed by a pediatric and child family psychiatric nurse practitioner with more than 20 years of practice and research experience integrating mental and physical health for children and teens.
Promotes integrated physical and mental health care for children and adolescents – a break from the standard of practice in most primary care settings throughout the U.S. It emphasizes educational-behavioral interventions to teach children, youth, and their parents all aspects of physical and emotional safety (e.g., prevention of violence, motor vehicle accidents, cigarette, drug, and alcohol use, physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, and sexually transmitted diseases) and to build self-esteem, as well as other developmental assets (e.g., coping and problem-solving skills).
It teaches primary care providers how to better identify and manage children suffering from mental health problems
Imagine thatyou are in charge of the KySScampaign:
Which mental healthproblemsshouldbeemphasized? Whatshould parents know about youngpeople’s mental health? Whichsymptoms are the mostfrequantones?
What are the riskschildrencanbeconfronted to duringtheirschool life?
Whyisit important to be on the look out for symptom? Whatcanbe the short and long term impact of mental troubles at an earlyage?
Number of youthsufferingfrom major depression.
Today only 1 in 5 adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17 years who has a mental health disorder receives treatment. There is also a lengthy gap between onset and treatment. Most mental illnesses are not diagnosed for an average of 10 years after the first symptoms appear. Missing early symptoms can result in disorders that create a lifetime of disability or tragically result in suicide.
DEPRESSION AND BULLYING
Whyisbullying an issue of generalconcern? Whatisits impact on youngpeople’shealth?
Teen suicide is on the riseglobally.
Eachyear, the teen suicide rate isincreasingdramatically.
Teen suicide is the thirdlargest cause of teenagedeathsnext to accidents and homicides.
Teen suicide is a rising issue, it’s time for people to know before more teens die.
It is estimated that up to 50% of the mentally ill population also has a substance abuse problem, with the incidence of abuse greater among adolescent boys and those aged 18-44 years, highlighting the need for early intervention.