Psychiatrists have the opportunity to optimize positive mental health before mental illness emerges. Early intervention and prevention strategies are especially important when working with children and adolescents. Psychiatrists can help children and families stay well and develop resilience and can also disseminate information on evidence-based health prevention and promotion strategies. These strategies can be incorporated into collaboration with pediatricians as part of a broader public health approach. Listen to these video shorts to hear Dr. Matthew Biel reflect on his research and clinical expertise with underserved populations in community-based initiatives in the Washington DC area and discuss health care prevention and promotion for children and adolescents.
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