Present State of Affairs on Adolescents’ Behavioral and Mental Health
Vera Feuer, M.D.
Associate Vice President, School Mental Health, Northwell Health
Director, Pediatric Emergency Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Urgent Care, CCMC
Dr. Feuer completed residency training at Drexel University and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Fellowship at Hofstra-Northwell Health. She has been on the faculty at Northwell for 15 years and has experience in Pediatric and Adult Addiction-, Consultation-, and Emergency Psychiatry. She has been working in emergency and crisis psychiatry, developing telepsychiatry and urgent care models and community-embedded urgent care centers in partnership with schools. She has been collaborating with school districts to expand access to mental health care for students as well as to provide community education and professional development to school communities. She is a leader in local and national workgroups developing care standards for pediatric crisis behavioral health care, and she is a Distinguished Fellow of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell Health. Her interests include access to mental health care for children, suicide prevention, and collaborating with schools and primary care providers.
Dr. Feuer will speak to LICAC attendees on the following topics:
The overall concern with adolescent behavioral and mental health wellness
Rising statistics on anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, and substance use
Impacts of social media and tech-based addictions in adolescents
Identifying appropriate resources and coping skills