Japanese Society for Early Intervention and Prevention in Psychiatry

By Masafumi Mizuno. The 21st Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Early Intervention and Prevention in Psychiatry (JSEIP) was held in Naha City, Okinawa on the 9th and 10th of December, 2017. Professor Masafumi Mizuno, a past president of IEPA - Early Intervention in Mental Health; was one of 150 participants that attended. Below he provides reflections and highlights from this important meeting. In 1996 the first meeting of JSEIP was, coincidently, also held in Okinawa with Professo...
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A new IDEA for identifying depression early in adolescence

By Dr. Valeria Mondelli. Improving young people’s mental health across the world is the aim and vision of a new project launched by a team of experienced researchers earlier this year. IDEA - Identifying Depression Early In Adolescence – started from very simple but important observations: every young person around the world deserves quick and easy access to mental health care, but nine out of 10 adolescents with depression live in a country without readily available youth mental health se...
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Ensuring Inclusive Early Intervention for LGBTQ+ youth

By Fae Johnstone, Social Work Student, Carleton University.   Fae Johnstone (referred to as she or they) is a queer nonbinary young person with a passion for youth engagement, mental health, and anti-oppression. Recently, they delivered a keynote address on Queer and Trans Inclusion in Youth Mental Health at the International Association for Youth Mental Health Conference: Future-Proofing Youth Mental Health. Following the conference, IEPA asked Fae to share some “take home message...
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