Bridging Youth Mental Health Gaps with Dual Company Expertise

Published on September 18, 2023

Edera and Trusted Medical have the talent and tools to provide communities across the nation with youth mental health screening capabilities

People ages 5-24 are some of the most vulnerable citizens of our country, and yet their mental health continues to be frequently overlooked. Young people across the nation who don’t feel well physically are typically encouraged to see a doctor for appropriate care, so why isn’t it natural to encourage young people who don’t feel well mentally to do the same? The short answer is that youth mental health screening is not readily available.

The United States youth mental health crisis is not improving and has an immense negative impact on young citizens. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) research shows that one in five adolescents ages 13-18 currently has, or at some point has had, a seriously debilitating mental illness.

In 2021, suicide was the second-leading cause of death for adolescents ages 10-14 and the third-leading cause of death for adolescents ages 15-19. Since 2007, suicide rates for people ages 10-24 have also been increasing rapidly.

Furthermore, mental health-based emergency room (ER) visits have increased by 24% for children ages 5-11 and by 31% for adolescents ages 12-17 since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

At Edera, we believe that early intervention, including mental health screenings across states and schools, can improve long-term mental health outcomes. Screenings help identify issues early, so youth who are at risk for or who currently have a mental health illness can better manage their health and treatment options for their condition(s) with support from family members and community resources.

As a technology-enabled health care consultancy that develops, implements, and helps solve health care challenges across the nation, Edera is perfectly suited to lead the charge in providing greater access to mental health screening services. Our affiliate company, Trusted Medical, is also well-positioned to engage in this effort, providing high-quality, accessible care through its national network of clinics.

Together, Edera and Trusted Medical’s multidisciplinary team has a unique combination of talent and tools to provide communities across the nation with screening capabilities that identify existing and potential mental health issues in people ages 5-24:

Experienced Licensed Psychologists: Highly qualified, licensed clinical psychologists have direct experience providing psychological testing services, including providing, administering, and scoring tests and preparing assessment and suitability reports.

Veteran Mental health Screenings: Trusted Medical partners with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to conduct accurate and timely mental health assessments for Veterans of all ages across the nation.

Management Consultants: Talented management consultants deliver integrated solutions to address multidimensional aspects of business and health care industry transformation. They apply expertise in strategy, organizational development, change management, and process improvement to solve complex challenges.

Compass™ | Change Navigator (CCN): CCN is our in-house platform that provides journey-building tools, communication and engagement features, automated tracking and follow-up capabilities, and robust reporting and dashboard functionality.

Pairing our expert talent with our advanced tools strengthens our ability to provide the mental health screening services our youth deserve, and we are eager to support all those who care as much as we do about improving our nation’s devastating, youth mental health-related statistics.

Contact us at [email protected] or 202.888.8404 to learn more about how our experienced multidisciplinary team of management consultants and licensed health care providers can provide early mental health intervention through youth mental health screening services.

Check out our youth mental health screening infographics to see condensed visuals of the youth mental health issue at hand and how our team is prepared to support associated screening services.