National emergency in children's health declared

The AAP, AACAP, and CHA call on policymakers to act quickly to address the children's mental health crisis

In late October, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), and the Children's Hospital Association declared a national state of emergency in child and adolescent mental health. Contemporary Pediatrics spoke with Dr. Matthew Biel, assistant professor of clinical psychiatry and Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, and AACAP member and expert about the current state of emergency and what pediatricians can do to help this national crisis.