American Psychiatric Foundation

The American Psychiatric Foundation (APF) promotes awareness of mental health illnesses and the effectiveness of treatment, the importance of early intervention, access to care, and the need for high quality services and treatment through a combination of public and professional education, research, research training, grants, and awards. The Typical or Troubled? School Mental Health Education Program was developed by the APF to address the important role adults can have in a teen's life and the importance of early indentification. By encouraging and equipping adults (such as parents and teachers) who closely interact with adolescents to notice the warning signs of mental health problems, to be prepared with intervention strategies, and to know where to refer teens for help in addressing these issues, the program becomes an essential element in ensuring student health and safety. 

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