Mental health training program for University of MN pediatric students

In response to the increase in children’s mental health issues and the lack of people to help serve their needs, legislation was heard in the Committee on Higher Education this week to include a mental health training program for University of Minnesota pediatric students. The bill would give all pediatric doctors better training to recognize and treat youth mental health issues by providing education on conducting comprehensive clinical mental health assessments for youth, placing pediatric residents in multidisciplinary mental health teams, and providing psychiatric consultation to pediatric residents in their primary care community clinic rotation. (SF 1702)