Mental Health Conditions Archives - National Wraparound Initiative (NWI)

Contribute to Understanding of Mental Health and Neuroscience While Playing Phone Games

May 9, 2021 | Nicole Aue

Brain Explorer is an app produced by neuroscientists from University College London (UCL). The app presents games exploring outer space and questionnaires that will help gather information about how the brain works and how it is linked to mood and behavior.

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Study Finds Psychiatric Disorders Persist 15 Years After Youth Are Detained

April 18, 2021 | Nicole Aue

A new study shows that youth arrested as juveniles with psychiatric disorders that remain untreated continue to struggle with mental health and successful outcomes well beyond adolescence. The research shows nearly two-thirds of males and more than one-third of females with one or more existing psychiatric disorders when they entered detention still had a disorder 15 years later.

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Inside Utah’s Troubled Teen Industry

December 2, 2020 | Nicole Aue

This investigative report from the Salt Lake Tribune details experiences of young people housed in residential treatment facilities across Utah.

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U.S. Parents Say COVID-19 Harming Child’s Mental Health

June 17, 2020 | Maria Hermsen-Kritz

This article looks at a recent Gallup Panel of parents that asked about the effects of school closures and social distancing on children’s mental health.

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Older Foster Youth Can Feel Unprepared to Navigate Mental Health Care, Study Finds

April 23, 2020 | Maria Hermsen-Kritz

A new study published by the Journal of Adolescent Health found that a high percentage of foster teens do not feel prepared to manage their own mental health upon entering adulthood, despite high rates of medication and mental health service use.

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Mental health experts race to help children cope with stay-at-home life amid coronavirus closures

April 10, 2020 | Maria Hermsen-Kritz

How providers are responding to the difficulties posed by Coronavirus-related closures and adapting their interventions to new virtual platforms, and tackling the associated challenges

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Screen Time and the Mental Health of Children

March 9, 2020 | Maria Hermsen-Kritz

Researchers studying the results of questionnaires filled out by thousands of children ages 9 to 11 and their parents have found associations between electronic media use and mental health, although they say the magnitude of the impact they measured is statistically small.

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Report: Justice-involved youth experience mental and psychological challenges

March 9, 2020 | Maria Hermsen-Kritz

This article covers new research on the intersections of juvenile justice involvement and mental health.

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Child Trends Research: Special Health Care Needs And ACEs

December 13, 2019 | Emily Taylor

Child Trends’ analysis of data from the 2016-17 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) found that children and youth with special health care needs are more likely to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Child Trends authors point out the need to work to ensure that trauma-informed approaches are integrated into places and environments where these children (and their caregivers) receive services.

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