Children’s mental health is vitally important to the future well-being of our society. There’s a vast body of research establishing the importance of individuals’ formative years to their later emotional health. The abuse and neglect of our most vulnerable remains one of our most vexing problems. Here you can find stories on the foster care system, parenting practices, school discipline, bullying, and other important issues that affect children’s mental health.
There’s a national campaign currently in full swing to lift the veil on mental health, and great emphasis is being placed on the importance of spotting the early signs that suggest a child might be struggling emotionally.
Psychological, educational interventions in primary care setting show benefit in preventing depression
Educational interventions — those that attempt to change how people think by using techniques such as cognitive behavioral or interpersonal therapy, to prevent depression, had a modest but significant preventive effect in primary care.
“I hope Scrambled Heads can bridge a gap in the education of mental health with children,” Palmer said. “I hope it encourages families to get talking with their children about mental health, so children know what mental health is and feel like they can ask for help.”
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.
Legislators have been under the gun from child welfare advocates and state leaders to use this session to make long-sought changes to how the state protects endangered children.
Last month, evidence presented by teachers across the country revealed concerns that children as young as four were suffering from mental health problems such as panic attacks, eating disorders, anxiety and depression.
We know that trauma can last a lifetime; extreme harm and deprivation can impede a child’s intellectual, social, emotional and academic progress. As a society, we owe all our children safety, support, opportunity and help finding a way forward.
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.
Children in Hong Kong are becoming increasingly stressed out, overworked and unhappy, and the situation is taking its toll on overburdened psychiatric services.
The MU Bridge Program provides case managers who come to the school, meet with the child and their family, and a psychiatrist to perform evaluations. The case manager will also help connect the child to long-term services.
The Swedish word uppgivenhetssyndrom sounds like what it is: a syndrome in which kids have given up on life.
To continue to be efficient and cost-effective, the Medicaid benefit design should specifically address children’s needs. National standards emphasize early intervention, and those standards should continue as the baseline benefit for children.