Depression can be a debilitating condition for all ages and may not be well recognized in youth. A variety of screening tools have been developed and successfully used to screen for depression. Although not all youth who are depressed will consider suicide, screening and awareness of a suicidal ideation is also an important component of the youth’s treatment by both medical and mental health professionals.
This indicator is part of Healthy
Vermonters 2020 (the State Health Assessment) that documents the health status
of Vermonters at the start of the decade and the population health indicators
and goals that will guide the work of public health through 2020. Click here for more