Secretary Hillary Clinton joined Dr. Harold Koplewicz this week for a Child Mind Institute summit on child and adolescent mental health, moderated by Willow Bay. They discussed how brain development in the teen years poses special risks — as well as opportunities — and the importance of helping parents, teachers and teenagers themselves recognize the signs of mental health disorders.
Clinton argued that mental health should be taught in middle schools and high schools, and that advocates should “lobby like crazy to get it into teacher training, into school programming.” Added Dr. Koplewicz: “Kids learn how to take care of their bodies. They should learn to take care of their brains, too.”
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