1. I think individuals are unique. I think instead of standardizing treatment; flexibility of treatment may be more important.
2. I also think the idea that an intervention can be independent of “who the staff was” may underestimate the therapeutic value of personal relationships. Perhaps one solution that targets the root of the challenge is to start by helping service providers develop mindfulness, overcoming their inner challenges and becoming role models with lived experiences.
3. I believe interventions that neglect the mental health needs of the youth’s family and circle of influence will remain ineffective.
4. For every youth that present to the healthcare system, there is a multitude suffering difficult thoughts who don’t. For me the greatest root challenge is the ability to engage and help these multitudes. I believe the root solution in healthcare requires engagement of educators.