SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., May 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sovereign Health, a national behavioral health system, is proud to announce that Dr. Tonmoy Sharma, Chief Executive Officer of Sovereign Health, will be presenting at the "The Telehealth Capital Connection" conference on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. EDT at Top of the Hill Banquet & Conference Center. Dr. Sharma will cover mental and behavioral health issues in children and adolescents. The conference will discuss at-home, school-based, specialty care and equip attendees with a core understanding of special applications and policies related to better serving children.
"1 in 5 children and youth have a diagnosable mental health disorder," Dr. Sharma said. "Children and adolescents with mental health problems have lower educational achievement, greater involvement with the criminal justice system and fewer stable and longer-term placements in the child welfare system than their peers. When treated, they fare better at home, in schools and in their communities."
Children in preschool and elementary school with mental health problems are more likely to experience problems at school. "75 to 80 percent of children and youth in need of mental health services do not receive them. That is an alarming number, considering that people with mental health problems are much more likely to turn to using drugs and alcohol to escape the stigma of their disease," notes Dr. Sharma.
Dr. Tonmoy Sharma has been recognized with numerous awards, honors and grants for his work in advancing mental health and its treatment in the United States, Europe and Southeast Asia. He is a prolific researcher and scientist as well as the author or co-author of more than 200 peer-reviewed articles and five books on schizophrenia and mental illness. Dr. Sharma has served on numerous editorial boards, acted as peer reviewer for 14 international medical journals, and has been on various advisory boards governing the development of antipsychotics. He currently co-hosts "In Your Right Mind," a cutting-edge, weekly radio show that covers various topics in behavioral health.
Sovereign Health currently operates nine treatment facilities in five states: California, Arizona, Florida, Texas and Utah. The facilities are licensed in accordance with the regulations of the state where the facility is located. Sovereign facilities have been awarded Gold Seal accreditation by The Joint Commission.
About Sovereign Health
Sovereign Health's mission is to provide a broad spectrum of high-quality behavioral health treatment services for adults and adolescents, including support services for family members. One factor that differentiates Sovereign from other treatment providers has been the company's ability to offer separate mental health and addiction or dual diagnosis treatment programs at its facilities. Sovereign's facilities are licensed and have been awarded Gold Seal accreditation by The Joint Commission, the highest level of accreditation available in the behavioral health field. For more information, visit www.sovhealth.com.
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