New Report on Chronic Illness and Depression in Youth
New Report Details the Association Between Chronic Illness and Depression in Youth
Today, SAMHSA debuts a new report on the association between a major depressive episode and chronic conditions such as diabetes, asthma, and obesity. The SAMHSA report is being released in recognition of National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day (Awareness Day). This year's Awareness Day theme, "Partnering for Help and Hope," focuses on the importance of integrating behavioral health and primary care for children, youth, and young adults with mental and/or substance use disorders. Along with the complete report, you can also access one-page "Spotlights" and accompanying infographics.