The U.S. is in the midst of a youth mental health crisis, according to the U.S. Surgeon General and pediatricians on the ground. Hear from Dr. Nicole Brown, a pediatrician, and leading researcher with expertise in screening for adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and DBSA Board Member, as she discusses what she has seen in her own practice and what parents should be aware of if they have concerns about their child’s mental health. The podcast also covers the significance of trauma, which lies at the root of many mental health conditions and the importance of screening for ACEs. Dr. Brown also shares her insights on the challenges children from historically marginalized communities face, including the occurrence of misdiagnosis.