Younger workers – those born since 1982 – in temporary roles are 29 per cent more likely to experience mental health problems compared to those in permanent jobs, the joint study from think tank the Institute for Public Policy Research and Business in the Community revealed. This likelihood increases to 43 per cent among those Read more
Adolescence (12-18 years old) is perhaps the most difficult transitional period in one’s lifetime. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Adolescent Health encourages teaching teens important mental health habits, such as coping, resilience, and judgement. New research indicates that most mental disorders follow a developmental course that begins during childhood. While around 1 in 5 adolescents has been diagnosed with a mental health disorder, less than half of those diagnosed seek treatment. Friends and family are the first line of defense, and are encouraged to be vigilant for warning signs and volatile behavior. Poor mental health can have a detrimental effect on the overall health and development of adolescents, and is linked to several health and social outcomes such as higher alcohol, tobacco and illicit substances use, adolescent pregnancy, school drop out and delinquent behaviors.
The evidence-based program screens adolescents for personality traits, which can indicate higher risk for substance abuse or a mental disorder. University of Montreal PhD Candidate Jean-Francois G. Morin, who is working to train Overdose Lifeline, says kids are then placed into five categories and invited to participate in discussion groups.
Research by the University of Exeter, published in the journal Psychological Medicine this month, found that a new onset mental disorder may be a consequence of exclusion from school. The study also found that – separately – poor mental health can lead to exclusion from school.
Young children can be very vocal in showing their emotions: crying, shouting, kicking or throwing toys around. But when they reach early adolescence, psychological problems can become more acute, less easy to detect and even more difficult to fix.
Blue Whale is widely reported to have started in Russia in 2013, though the first suicide apparently did not happen until two years later. Philipp Budeikin, a Russian national who as of May was 21, has taken credit for creating the “game.” Police arrested him last November, and he has pleaded guilty to inciting the suicides Read more
Researchers argue that adolescents who experience this sort of family trauma — as well as those who see it happening all around them, and fear it will also affect their household — are at higher risk for mental-health problems such as depression and anxiety.
Depression is a ruthless monster, which is notorious for leaving the person it attacks writhing in emotional agony. The least we can do is aid the individual in his battle against it.
Studies have found elevated rates of autism among young people with childhood-onset schizophrenia, in which the features of schizophrenia appear before age 13 rather than in late adolescence. Research may help to explain how social cognition breaks down in each condition — which could lead to more nuanced clinical profiles and better treatments for both.
Social and emotional learning programs for youth not only immediately improve mental health, social skills, and learning outcomes but also continue to benefit children years later.
Rather than focusing solely on the detrimental effects of experiencing adversity, their work, published in Perspectives on Psychological Science, examines how children develop adaptive skills relevant to coping with the high-stress nature of their surrounding environment.
Removed from the home and placed in the child welfare system because of evidence of abuse or neglect, these children are already facing trauma that no child should experience–yet on top of all of that, for decades, they have been denied common normal childhood activities.tr
A new study tested the role of ethnic identity, social support, and anger regulation as potential buffers that may help offset the negative impact of discrimination on the mental health of Mexican-origin adolescents living in the Midwestern United States.
Most of us remember kids at school who seemed a little different – less sociable, more introverted and fragile, perhaps – and that they often seemed to be the ones to get picked on or rejected. Maybe you remember because you were one of those kids and you know what is was like to not Read more
Obstetrician-gynecologists can reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with mental health disorders in adolescents by early identification, prompt referral, and care coordination, according to a Committee Opinion published in the July issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.
A recent randomized clinical trial demonstrated the efficacy of a brief behavioral intervention delivered in a primary care setting for youth with anxiety and depression.
Clarity Child Guidance Center (CGC) is the only not-for-profit organization in South Texas providing crisis assessment, inpatient, outpatient and day treatment mental health care to children ages 3-17 years of age. The CGC offers the region’s largest concentration of child and adolescent psychiatrists, with its onsite affiliation with Southwest Psychiatric Physicians.
suicide texting trial – The verdict concluded an emotionally draining weeklong trial in southeastern Massachusetts involving two troubled teenagers who had built a virtual relationship largely on texting from 2012 to 2014.
In a study published last month, co-authored by J. Wesley Boyd, researchers posed as the parent of a 12-year-old in need of mental health care and called pediatricians and child psychiatrists in five cities across the United States seeking appointments. They were only able to secure appointments with 40 percent of pediatricians and a mere Read more
Psychologist Peta Stapleton, PhD, addresses this problem in her book EFT for Teens. EFT combines elements of cognitive therapy with acupressure, and a meta-analysis of depression studies found that as a self-help method it was extremely effective for depression.
adolescent mental health – We cannot simply look at this issue from the student’s perspective, but must address the entire system surrounding a child’s academic performance. Non-parental relationships, such as a teacher-student relationship, are critically important to classroom success.
New research suggests that both short and long sleep trajectories from adolescence are associated with poor physiologic and mental health outcomes in adulthood. Adolescents with a trajectory of short sleep seem particularly vulnerable to poor mental well-being as young adults.
Addressing mental health in schools fosters a climate that is healthier for kids, supportive of teachers, and lowers costs to the state over the long run.
Funding cuts to mental health services have made thresholds for treatment so high that young people are risking their lives in desperate bids to get help, Tes can reveal. Stretched children and adolescent mental health services are driving growing numbers of pupils to make what look like suicide attempts just so they can have their Read more
teen mental health – More than 36 percent of teenaged girls in America are depressed or have suffered a recent major depressive episode, according to a study published in Translational Psychiatry. For boys, the rate is 13.6 percent. What are we doing to the kids?
Even though acceptance is growing for LGBT teens, the world isn’t quite changing fast enough: Multiple recent studies show that LGBT teens have less life satisfaction and more depression than their straight peers, in part because so many face harassment.
Instagram is the most damaging social network to young people’s mental wellbeing, and causes feelings of inadequacy and anxiety, according to a survey of around 1,500 14- to 24-year-olds.
A steady increase in admissions due to suicidality and serious self-harm occurred at 32 children’s hospitals across the nation from 2008 through 2015, the researchers found.
A new study led by researchers at San Diego State University suggests that providing a brief behavioral therapy in the pediatric primary care setting can help more young people get the help they need.