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Uncovering an Epidemic - Screening for Mental Illness in Teens
The New England Journal of Medicine clarifies misconceptions about screening teenagers for mental illness.

NAMI's Response to Attacks on Mental Health Screening

President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health
The report released by the President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health includes recomendations designed to improve the mental healthcare system. Goal Four of the report calls for the early identification of mental illness.

Mental Health Screening: Fact vs. Fiction
Learn about the truths, myths and campaigns of misinformation about mental health screening.

NGA Publishes Issue Brief on School-based Suicide Prevention
The issue brief highlights ways to strengthen suicide prevention efforts and the increasingly significant role of states to provide resources, training and strategic planning assistance to schools and other youth-serving agencies.

NAMI's Mental Health Screening Policy and Guidelines
NAMI supports Goal 4 of President Bush's New Freedom Commission report on mental health, which calls for early mental health screening, but with the following specific guidelines and protections in place.