This systematic review and meta-analysis assesses the association between experiences of childhood maltreatment and suicide behaviors in children and young adults.... Read more
Published on: 2020-08-06
By For Authors
Educators, health officials and scientists are still working to understand what it will take to make schools safe in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.... Read more
Published on: 2020-08-06
By Deborah Netburn
Childhood violence and trauma has a direct effect on a person’s mental and physical health as they grow, with certain kinds of trauma also affecting the pace of aging.... Read more
Published on: 2020-08-05
By Harvard Staff Writer
There’s an open secret among those who care for people with serious mental illnesses. Judy Bracken first heard it a few years ago from a hospital social worker: If Bracken wanted her adult son, who has schizoaffective disorder, to receive long-term mental health treatment, she should get him off her... Read more
Published on: 2020-08-05
As we enter August with over 4.5 million COVID-19 cases and rising, many states and school districts are making final plans for the fall semester. As they do, they face lingering questions about what is the safest option for young students as they prepare for this school year. Although it... Read more
Published on: 2020-08-05
By Taylor Vessel
Reinforcing summer safety with some of the special twists and dangers of this dangerous and twisty time.... Read more
Published on: 2020-08-05
By Perri Klass, M.D.
New data show that Americans are suffering from record levels of mental distress.... Read more
Published on: 2020-08-05
By Jennifer Senior
Of the 25.1 million high-school aged teens, an estimated 60 percent, or 15 million, are languishing or only feeling moderately mentally healthy. Only an estimated 40 percent of teens are flourishing psychologically, socially, and emotionally. In addition to navigating academic pressures, bullying, and social media, teens are also concerned about... Read more
Published on: 2020-08-04
The executive order President Donald Trump plans to sign Monday applies to one segment of Medicare recipients — people living in rural communities.... Read more
Published on: 2020-08-03
By The Associated Press
“Nothing about being in a pandemic is normal. Nothing about dealing with racism is normal,” Chicago teacher Nina Hike told NBC News.... Read more
Published on: 2020-08-03
By Ali Gostanian
Of the 25.1 million high-school aged teens, an estimated 60 percent, or 15 million, are languishing or only feeling moderately mentally healthy. Only an estimated 40 percent of teens are flourishing psychologically, socially, and emotionally. In addition to navigating academic pressures, bullying, and social media, teens are also concerned about... Read more
Published on: 2020-08-03
The answer largely depends on whether Medicare and private health insurers will adequately cover virtual doctor visits once coronavirus outbreaks subside.... Read more
Published on: 2020-08-03
By Reed Abelson
The 74 By: Edwin Park K-12 education and Medicaid are often cast as competing state budget priorities. Amid the calamitous loss of tax revenue in the coronavirus health and economic crisis, look for fiscal conservatives to cite their support for schools as they make arguments for cutting Medicaid spending. But... Read more
Published on: 2020-07-31
By News Article
A podcast started by five teens from a bedroom has become a lifeline for students.... Read more
Published on: 2020-07-30
By Taylor Lorenz
Regardless of whether students return to school in person or via distance learning, education leaders and policymakers across the country must equip schools to address the social, emotional, and behavioral effects of the ongoing pandemic. To address these issues, many policymakers are turning to school-based mental health services as a... Read more
Published on: 2020-07-29
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A new report from Common Sense media raises concerns about the potential impact of social media on teenagers’ mental health. | Indranil Mukherjee/AFP via Getty Images A new report from Common Sense Media analyzes current research on how social media impacts teens’ mental health. As the US continues to struggle... Read more
Published on: 2020-07-29
Source: Vox - All
By Shirin Ghaffary
Will Lightbourne, the new director of the California Department of Health Care Services, says government must address the racial disparities laid bare by COVID-19 and improve care for the state’s most vulnerable residents.... Read more
Published on: 2020-07-29
By Samantha Young
Well Being Trust Releases Thriving Together: A Springboard for Equitable Recovery and Resilience in Communities Across America The Springboard Provides Communities and Local Government with Promising Actions in the Wake of COVID-19, Towards a Healthy and Just Nation Oakland, CA (July 28, 2020) – Communities across the country have an... Read more
Published on: 2020-07-28
Negative childhood experiences can have a lasting impact on a child’s ability to learn. A classroom in Oklahoma is designed to help.... Read more
Published on: 2020-07-28
Source: The Atlantic
By Laura McKenna
With the heightened awareness of racial inequality in the news, we wanted to refresh our research showing the importance of Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to children of color. More than half of American Indian or Native Alaskan, Black, other or multi-racial, and Hispanic children rely on... Read more
Published on: 2020-07-27
By Tricia Brooks
Halfway through 2020, the number of Black Cook County residents who’ve died by suicide has already surpassed last year’s total. “Ignoring the issue until it becomes a crisis has become the method of treatment,” says one mental health advocate.... Read more
Published on: 2020-07-25
By @lakeidrachavis
A survey by The Trevor Project found that 40% of young LGBTQ people have considered suicide in the last year. The pandemic has only exacerbated mental health issues LGBTQ youth already face. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]... Read more
Published on: 2020-07-24
Source: MindShift
By Ki Sung
State officials had projected that 2 million Californians would join Medi-Cal, the state’s health insurance program for low-income people, by July because of the economic devastation wrought by COVID-19. Yet enrollment has barely budged, and why is unclear.... Read more
Published on: 2020-07-23
By Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News and Angela Hart
Most Say Things Will Get Worse Before They Get Better, and Just Over Half Now Say Their Mental Health is Worse Because of Coronavirus Worry and Stress As state and local officials prepare for the new school year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, parents with children who normally attend school overwhelmingly... Read more
Published on: 2020-07-23
Source: KFF
This week, the school reopening conversation is largely about when we reopen schools. Some people, including our president, want schools to reopen widely, as soon... Read more
Published on: 2020-07-22
The findings are a sharp contrast to the picture that President Donald Trump paints as he pressures schools to reopen. The Republican president claims to have wide support for a full reopening, arguing that Democrats oppose it for political reasons.... Read more
Published on: 2020-07-22
By The Associated Press
Despite the House passing the HEROES Act (H.R. 6800) in May, the Senate has not considered further major legislation to respond to the worsening COVID-19 health and economic crisis.  But it is expected that Congress will finally act over the next two weeks.  As I have explained, an additional, substantial... Read more
Published on: 2020-07-22
By Edwin Park
Technology doesn’t have to cure the coronavirus to be an enabler for good.... Read more
Published on: 2020-07-22
By Shira Ovide