Headlines everywhere trumpet the horrific collapse of adolescent mental health, particular for youth historically oppressed and amplified by the COVID pandemic. With so much outcry, there have been few proposed systemic solutions that are safe, effective and equitable. WholeHealthED – the application of whole health principles to public education – is the solution that will fundamentally and sustainably shift the course of adolescent mental health. Lawrence Rosen, MD, an internationally recognized pioneer in pediatric integrative medicine, will detail the rationale and vision for this public health model to address the adolescent mental health crisis.
- Identify three causes of the current adolescent mental health crisis
- Examine evidence supporting the Whole Health adolescent model
- Describe the components of an effective community based integrative solution to support adolescent mental health