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Mental Illness in Children and Adolescents: A Rising Concern on College Campuses

Beal, Judy A., DNSc, RN, FNAP, FAAN

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing: July/August 2018 - Volume 43 - Issue 4 - p 232
doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000440
ONGOING COLUMNS: Hot Topics in Pediatric Nursing

Mental health issues such as anxiety and depression are becoming more common among children and adolescents. Our pediatric nurse expert, Dr. Beal, discusses the latest statistics on prevalence and offers suggestions for promoting optimal mental health for the pediatric population.

Judy A. Beal is a Professor and Dean, School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Simmons College, Boston, MA. Dr. Beal can be reached via e-mail at

The author declares no conflicts of interest.

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