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2016 Children’s Mental Health Report

June 8, 2016 | Emily Taylor

The 2016 Children’s Mental Health Report from the independent nonprofit, the Child Mind Institute, is available for free download. The report focuses on mental health in schools and outlines recommendations for school-based mental health programs.

Download is available here >>

Cities and children’s mental health

June 2, 2016 | Emily Taylor

A recent study of 2,232 British twin children from birth to age 12 looked beyond the immediate family to determine how urban environments and psychosis are associated. Results showed 4.4 percent of non-urban 12-year-olds experienced at least one definite psychotic symptom, and 7.4 percent of urban children did. Researchers recommend cities and neighborhoods implement programs to support greater social cohesion.

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Smoking While Pregnant: Risks to children’s mental health

June 1, 2016 | Emily Taylor

A recent study led by Dr. Alan Brown of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) shows a link between mothers who smoke during pregnancy and the likelihood that their children will develop schizophrenia.

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Schools making mental health services a priority

May 19, 2016 | Emily Taylor

For Mental Health Awareness Month, a story profiling efforts of multiple school districts around the country to incorporate mental health services for students.

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Mental health disorders, care increase among military children in US

May 16, 2016 | Emily Taylor

According to research presented this month at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, mental health diagnoses and care significantly increased among children who received care in the Military Healthcare System within the last 15 years.

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Psychology professor aims to develop tool to assess how therapists treat youth anxiety

May 11, 2016 | Emily Taylor

Bryce McLeod, Ph.D., of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Psychology, has received a $431,244 National Institute of Mental Health grant to develop an instrument to assess the effectiveness of therapists’ treatment of young people with anxiety.

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New Child and Adolescent Mental Health Web Portal from NIMH

May 11, 2016 | Emily Taylor

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) recently introduced a new Child and Adolescent Mental Health Web Portal designed to help youth, caregivers, and professionals in understanding mental health conditions and disorders and the varying symptoms in children and adolescents throughout the developmental stages. This resource features helpful videos from experts, hotlines, and information on clinical trials.

Visit the site here >>.

SAMHSA Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day Short Report

May 5, 2016 | Emily Taylor

SAMHSA has issued a short report on children’s mental health, “Increasing Access to Behavioral Health Services and Supports through
Systems of Care” to illustrate how serving children and adolescents within a system of care increases access to behavioral health services and
supports and improves outcomes.

Access the full report here >>.

How Talking Openly Against Stigma Helped A Mother And Son Cope With Bipolar Disorder

May 2, 2016 | Emily Taylor

In this profile, single mother of four, Liza Long, talks about how sharing her experience dealing with her then middle-school aged son helped lead to her son’s correct diagnosis and treatment for bipolar disorder. Last month, her son Walton, who is now 16, spoke at TEDx Boise to share his story and speak out against the stigmatization of mental illness.

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Poll On Children’s Health – Adults Believe Children’s Mental Health Worse Today

April 25, 2016 | Emily Taylor

According to the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health, 55 percent of adults polled believe kids’ mental health is worse today than for their own generation.

Read the full article here >>.