Half of all chronic mental illness begins by age 14. The importance of early identification and intervention is vital to children's overall health. Yet there is a shortage of child psychiatrists across New York State. Very few are in rural areas.
The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) has a plan in place to address this.
Project TEACH is one way that OMH is working to meet the mental health needs of children and families. Its mission is to strengthen and support the ability of New York's pediatric primary care providers (PCPs) to deliver care to children and families who experience mild-to-moderate mental health concerns
NYS Office of Mental Health
The new web address for Project TEACH is: http://projectteachny.org
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