Mental Health of Adolescents
& Young Adults


50% of all mental illnesses begin by age 14, and 75% by 24.1

Despite these high numbers, less than 14% of children between 5 and 17 ever receive mental health care, leaving many of them to cope with their conditions without professional treatment until adulthood.2 This VMAP ECHO cohort is focused on mental health conditions that present in adolescents and young adults, and is designed to equip PCPs with the tools and skills to support these patients. Below is an overview of what this cohort covers.

Join us Virtually

4th Fridays | 12 to 1 PM
January to November 2024


Registrants may participate in an optional MOC-4 QI Project and earn up to 75 CE/CME points.

CME/MOC package offered at a reduced rate of $50.

Topics Covered

  • Confidentiality issues with adolescents & young adults
  • Mild and moderate depression
  • Suicidality and safety planning
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Impulsivity and aggression (ADHD, CD)
  • Gender dysphoria
  • Substance use disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Eating disorders
  • Cyber safety for teens

Featured Faculty

Adolescent mental health experts from the fields of child psychiatry, psychology, developmental pediatrics, and integrated primary care:

  • Beth Ellen Davis, MD
  • Ravi Singh, MD
  • James Nachbar, MD
  • Christy Esposito-Smythers, PhD
  • Julia Richardson, LCSW
  • Trish McDade, DNP
  • Serwa Ertl, MD
  • Regional care navigators