Year: 2020 Source: Nursing. (2020). 50(10), 48-53. doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000697168.39814.93 SIEC No: 20200967

A dramatic shift in adolescent risks and behaviors in recent years threatens adolescents’ mental well-being more than ever. This article explores vulnerable adolescent populations, describes the importance of nurses in all categories of assessment for adolescent mental health, and identifies assessment strategies and immediate interventions for successful outcomes.