Vast, beautiful land coupled with a rich history and cultural allure solidify the reality of New Mexico as the “Land of Enchantment.” Beyond the beauty, reports about the state are often of broken systems, poverty, addiction, high crime rate and its status as the lowest-ranking state for overall child well-being.... Read more
Published on: 2020-06-03
Some public health experts are bracing for a spike in COVID-19 cases in the wake of protests against police brutality.... Read more
Published on: 2020-06-02
Our country boils over in tension about the inaction of our leaders to address (among other things) the clear police brutality and racism that has led to the murder of Black Americans, most recently George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. We were already witnessing the COVID-19 pandemic further expose the fault... Read more
Published on: 2020-06-02
Experts are warning that the United States is ill prepared for a coming mental health crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 100,000 people in the nation and caused millions to lose their jobs.Barriers to mental health...... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-30
According to the American Psychological Association, teens today are feeling about as much stress as adults. In middle school, new academic and social pressures, combined with the stresses of puberty, can lead to unprecedented levels of anxiety. Four Saratoga sixth-graders have developed Calmzilla, an app that aims to help their... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-29
The COVID-19 pandemic will trigger a "tsunami" of suicides, drug overdoses, domestic violence and depression, experts say.... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-29
Reopening will come with enormous new costs at a time when state budgets are being slashed.... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-28
Introduction Medicaid is and will continue to play a central role in the nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic with respect to both the health crisis and the ensuing economic crisis. With unemployment rapidly rising to double digits and workers (and their spouses and dependent children) losing their employer-sponsored insurance,... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-28
The American child welfare system is one of our nation’s greatest civil rights crises. It fails to meet its fundamental obligation: to protect abused and neglected children. Instead, it needlessly separates families – particularly black families [...] By Guest Writer This post Child Welfare Policymakers Need to Learn User Centered Design... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-28
The trauma could have impacts that last for decades.... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-27
The World Economic Forum and Orygen partnered to produce this comprehensive framework to address the youth mental health crisis around the world that has been greatly exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The post A Global Framework for Youth Mental Health appeared first on Youth Today.... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-27
Parents from low-income homes are twice as likely to say remote learning is going poorly or very poorly, and 1 in 3 of all parents say they are "very concerned" about children falling behind.... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-27
Symptoms of anxiety and depression are widespread during the pandemic, according to the Census Bureau’s new Household Pulse Survey.... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-27
Health care providers that primarily treat the poor, children and people with disabilities are getting left out of the COVID-19 aid being issued by the Trump administration, frustrating advocates who worry about the future of the Medicaid safety net...... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-27
Of those who went without seeing a doctor or other medical provider, 11% experienced a worsened medical condition, according to the poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation. In addition, nearly 40% said stress related to the coronavirus crisis has negatively impacted their mental health.... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-27
NPR By: Julie Rovner Casa de Salud, a nonprofit clinic in Albuquerque, N.M., provides primary medical care, opioid addiction services and non-Western therapies, including acupuncture and reiki, to a largely low-income population. And as with so many other health care institutions that serve as a safety net, this clinic’s revenue... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-22
The Hill By: Jessie Hellmann Governors facing huge budget shortfalls are eyeing cuts to Medicaid, even as millions of unemployed Americans flock to the health insurance program after losing their employer-based coverage.States that are buckling under declining revenues and increased Medicaid enrollment due to COVID-19 say they may have no... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-22
Suddenly, many people meet the criteria for clinical depression. Doctors are scrambling to determine who needs urgent intervention, and who is simply the new normal.... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-22
In January, Sharral Dean, a therapist at the Family Counseling Center of Central Georgia, was seeing about 30 young clients a week. At any given time, five to seven of them were what Dean calls “at risk” — more likely to experience violence at home, at higher risk for depression,... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-22
The debate on reopening schools largely revolves around making up for missed lessons, but education is not the most important thing children are missing when schools are closed.... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-21
It is understandable if the coronavirus pandemic has put you in a funk, but depression should be evaluated and treated.... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-21
The COVID-19 pandemic spotlights the disproportionate impact of crises on our most vulnerable communities, particularly here in New Mexico. Reports across the country highlight higher rates of infection and mortality in communities of color and those experiencing economic and social challenges. Alongside adults, children and adolescents are facing unique stress... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-21