Fostering Healthy Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Development in Children and Youth: A National Agenda

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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
September, 2019

This new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine calls for a comprehensive national agenda to improve mental, emotional, and behavioral (MEB) health in children and youth. Despite advances in research, rates of depression, suicide, and self-harm among young people have been increasing. The report finds that new research into factors that influence MEB health, effective interventions, and better ways to implement those interventions on a broad scale are forming a foundation for significantly improving healthy MEB development.

Fostering Healthy Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Development in Children and Youth: A National Agenda includes both policy and research recommendations to address MEB health. The report calls for federal leadership and coordination between public and private partners at the national, state, and community levels to make MEB health a priority, and for them to take full advantage of research on interventions and implementation.

Citation: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (2019). Fostering healthy mental, emotional, and behavioral development in children and youth: A national agenda. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.
DOI: 10.17226/25201