Behavioral and Mental Health

Behavioral and Mental Health

A Documentary on Mental Health: 'The Wait to Nowhere'

This short-form documentary challenges lawmakers to acknowledge the mental health crisis—and act now before more children are lost.

Training Pediatricians in Behavioral Health

Program increases early intervention efforts by equipping providers to identify and treat mental health conditions.

May 31, 2023

Making Behavioral Health a Community Endeavor

A preventive mental health program enlists community collaboration to execute interventions.

May 31, 2023

How Children's Hospitals Are Improving Behavioral Health Care

Explore how Children’s Hospital Association and our members are improving behavioral health care amid a crisis.

May 25, 2023

Governors’ FY 2024 Proposed Funding for Pediatric Behavioral Health Initiatives

Key themes include a focus on school-based services, plans to address workforce shortages and investments in Medicaid support for behavioral health services.

May 18, 2023

Strategies to Reduce Behavioral Health Boarding Time

One children’s hospital reduced boarding times of behavioral health patients by 36% with changes to processes, technology, and staffing.

May 10, 2023

The Latest Pediatric Mental Health Data

Since 2019, suicide attempts, suicide ideation, and self-injury have become the most common mental health conditions among ED discharges at children’s hospitals.

April 21, 2023

Restoring the Workforce: CHA’s Priorities for Action

Children’s Hospital Association and our children’s hospitals are committed to empowering caregivers to fulfill their highest calling.

April 21, 2023

Building Tomorrow's Behavioral Health Workforce Today

How one children’s hospital is addressing the mental and behavioral health workforce shortage by investing in training and educational programs.

April 19, 2023

Behavioral Health Initiatives, Broken Down by State

As the children’s behavioral health crisis persists, there is an increased focus on addressing youth mental health through state-level programs.

March 20, 2023