The Illinois DocAssist website offers a curated list of free, evidence-based screening tools to assist primary care providers in identifying mental health issues in children and adolescents. Visit our YouTube page for brief videos on anxiety, depression and suicide risk in pediatrics and the impact of COVID-19.
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Contact Illinois DocAssist to schedule a virtual event in your practice setting to learn more about screening and treating pediatric mental health issues.