The coronavirus pandemic is taking a toll on our mental health, but help and support are within reach in the Bay Area. Experts offer tips and advice about building your tool kit and developing a plan.... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-22
By Annie Vainshtein
This Saturday at 3 p.m. cars will pull into the marina in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, and park, leaving at least one parking space between each car. On a stage at the end of the parking lot, youth bands will perform in a concert organized by high school students. Between... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-21
Source: Youth Today
By Nickolas Bagley
Efi Chalikopoulou for Vox Teletherapy is the future of mental health services. But it won’t be enough to solve America’s mental health crisis.  When the Covid-19 pandemic forced Pari Baker, a clinical social worker and therapist in rural Bath County, Virginia, to switch to seeing clients over video in April,... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-18
Source: Vox - All
By Brian Resnick
Efforts are growing to remove or reduce the role of police in responding to people in a mental health crisis. Critics and proponents alike say a widely adopted program has too often failed.... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-18
Source: News : NPR
By Eric Westervelt
Educators around the U.S. told us they're facing heartbreaking choices between the needs of their students and the needs of their own children. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-18
Source: MindShift
By Anya Kamenetz
School counselors aren't getting what they need to properly support their students, write four researchers.... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-17
By Mandy Savitz-Romer, Heather Rowan-Kenyon, Tara Nicola, & Laura Hecht
Legislature should adopt progressive telehealth provisions for all patients... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-17
By Jodi Hicks
For special-needs students, trying to return to the classroom, or just staying at home, presents a new set of challenges.... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-16
By Hallie Levine
The CDC releases a new worrying report showing recent significant increases in youth suicide rates in at least 42 states. The post State Suicide Rates Among Adolescents and Young Adults: 2000–2018 appeared first on Youth Today.... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-16
Source: Youth Today
By Nickolas Bagley
Despite the strength of the pre-pandemic economy in 2019, the number of uninsured children grew at an alarming rate according to newly released data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS). The ACS data released today documents the largest annual increase in the number of uninsured kids from 2018... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-15
By Joan Alker
Though the reasons are sharply debated, the new data from the Census Bureau signify that the first three years of President Trump’s tenure were a period of contracting health insurance coverage.... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-15
By By Amy Goldstein and Rachel Siegel
by Duaa Eldeib ProPublica Illinois is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to get weekly updates about our work. In a hearing Monday, Illinois lawmakers pressed officials with the state’s child welfare agency to answer the same question they asked two years ago: What is the... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-15
By by Duaa Eldeib
Students isolated during the coronavirus pandemic need social and emotional learning more than ever, and schools are overcoming obstacles of remote classrooms to teach these skills.... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-15
Source: WSJ.com: WSJD
Nevada serves as a cautionary tale, with a 13.5 percent increase in enrollment.... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-15
By By Amy Goldstein
Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, California’s first surgeon general, on the impact of multigenerational adversity, SEL in the classroom, and the transformational powers of meditation.... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-14
San Diego County has gotten the green light to reopen schools, and Orange County officials believe they'll soon be allowed to follow. But the picture on a school district level is far more complicated.... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-14
Source: California
By Paloma Esquivel, Howard Blume, Andrew J. Campa
Scientists who have studied the ways children process and use the information hidden by masks say that children will find ways to communicate, and that parents and teachers can help.... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-14
By Perri Klass, M.D.
There is a real disconnect about suicide in my community. There aren't many people sharing their stories—it's stigmatized grief. This is why I'm writing mine.... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-12
Source: Newsweek
Humberto Hernandez, a psychologist at Cerritos College in Norwalk, explains how that college is expanding teletherapy to help students deal with financial, academic and life challenges; Camille Horrigan-Slajus, a psychology major at Santa Monica College, tells how Active Minds, a national organization that focuses on young people’s wellbeing, is encouraging... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-11
Source: EdSource
By EdSource Commentaries
2020-09-11T14:59:42ZPHOENIX (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has taken a harsh toll on the mental health of young Americans, according to a new poll that finds adults under 35 especially likely to report negative feelings or experience physical or emotional symptoms associated with stress and anxiety.A majority of Americans ages 18... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-11
2020-09-11T05:00:03ZMissi Magness wanted her children back in school. The parent of a first-grader and a sixth-grader who attend schools on Indianapolis’ southeast side struggled trying to oversee her children’s schooling while working from home this spring.“They need the structure, they need the socialization, they just need to go,” said Magness.... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-10
Wary of schools’ ability to function during a pandemic, some families have launched “micro-schools.” Where does that leave low-income students?... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-10
By Sara Miller Llana
Health Affairs By: Allan Baumgarten and Katherine Hempstead The COVID-19 pandemic and related economic dislocation are having a major impact on state budgets, particularly their Medicaid programs.  Medicaid is inherently counter-cyclical, meaning that enrollment and spending increase in response to economic downturns.  Medicaid enrollment will grow as workers lose jobs... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-10
By News Article
RAC Monitor By:  Knicole C. Emanuel Esq This article will explore Medicaid expansion during COVID-19. We all know that COVID has uprooted our lives. Telehealth is the new post-COVID norm, whereas it was in infancy pre-COVID. Perhaps the pandemic has spurred on Medicaid expansion as well. Everyone has more patients,... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-10
By News Article
Desks sit socially distanced in a gymnasium ahead of the fall semester at Rogers International School in Stamford, Connecticut, which is reopening on a hybrid model this fall. | John Moore/Getty Images What schools and families can do to protect students’ mental health in the Covid-19 pandemic. If there’s one... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-10
Source: Vox - All
By Anna North
Anxiety and depression among teens and youth are getting worse since COVID lockdowns began in March, early studies suggest, and many experts say they fear a corresponding increase in suicide.... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-10
Source: News : NPR
By Anya Kamenetz
We don't dispatch police to take care of people with heart attacks or diabetic emergencies. Why do we for mental illness, which is also a health condition?... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-09
By Dr. Ashwin Vasan