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Why Mental Check Ins Should Be A Part Of A Child's Wellness Visit | Ben Hillyard | TEDxPortsmouth

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Published on Nov 08, 2019 at 12:11 am

Mental check ins for children are not required until the age of 12, resulting in only 15-20% of children with mental disorders being treated. Psychotherapist Ben Hillyard explains why mental check ins should be a part of a child's annual wellness visit. Ben is a psychotherapist working with children, adolescents, and families for nearly 30 years. In response to a lack of communication among professionals working with children, he started the Center for Collaborative Change. He regularly attends school meetings and consults with pediatricians to best serve his clients. Currently, Ben is developing a new practice called Aloft Integrated Wellness. This practice will further expand on the concept of collaborated care to integrated wellness. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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