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
At all levels of education – primary, secondary, and post-secondary – there is a growing recognition of the importance of mental health. How to foster an education system that better serves the mental health needs of students, whether it’s at-risk youth, victims of school bullying, or stressed and depressed college students, is one of the most important questions facing mental health researchers, advocates, and policymakers.
As parents and educators who know, love, teach and believe in the nearly 1 million Texas kids who have learning, physical, intellectual, sensory, behavioral or mental health disabilities, we will not stand by as these children are blamed for the failure of Texas elected officials to properly fund our schools, as their rights are whittled Read more
Recent research showed schools that had found those that had ‘wraparound’ support services which provided a multi-agency approach were much better at supporting students’ mental health. That included funding from the Ministry of Health and the Ministry for Social Development.
Dell Medical School is committed to revolutionizing how people get and stay healthy, with a particular focus on serving the most vulnerable and underserved populations. We know that mental health is critical to sustaining physical health, and so the Department of Psychiatry is leading the medical school’s efforts to integrate mental health services within all Read more
Satvik Sethi, a rising sophomore at SUNY Binghamton, is an international student from India who’s working to create a supportive community for people struggling with mental illness, both digitally and on his campus. To do so, Sethi is in the process of designing “Runaway,” an app where people who are suffering with mental illness can Read more
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.
College campuses around the nation have generally seen an uptick in students experiencing mental health issues. And some students have been taking it upon themselves to help change the way campuses view and talk about mental illness, including among student-athletes, with a particular focus on ending the associated stigmas.
A 2015-2016 report from the Center for Collegiate Mental Health shows the number of students seeking counseling for mental health concerns has steadily climbed between 2010 and 2016. The University of Texas at El Paso is holding orientation sessions for freshman and other new students set to start school in the fall.
This agreement will benefit students seeking a master’s-level or above degree in healthcare after receiving their bachelor’s degree from Austin College. Students may choose from disciplines ranging from speech, language and hearing sciences, rehabilitation sciences, mental health, clinical laboratory sciences, nursing, medicine, pharmacy and public health.
Master’s student Emily Rooke-Ley has been selected by the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health as a 2017 Ima Hogg Scholarship recipient. This award, in the amount of $5,000, will support Rooke-Ley’s studies prior to launching a career in providing mental health services to underserved and underrepresented individuals and their communities in Texas.
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.
The life changes that occur after college can be overwhelming, especially for those whose transition into a new life doesn’t go smoothly. Some graduates report “post-college depression” while others have different types of mental health crises in the months after graduation.
Approaches to providing psycho-social support for children, teachers and other school staff, and social and emotional learning for children in protracted conflict situations
A psychosocial approach moves away from focusing on individual clinically based diagnoses to focusing on holistic, broad-based preventative programmes that promote resilience and develop coping strategies across the entire affected group.
Victor Fung Keung says with the majority of local students reporting emotional problems, the new administration could use some of the extra HK$5 billion to hire clinical psychologists and boost counselling services.
Every kindergartener can tell you about the food pyramid, that you should wash your hands after using the restroom, and that smoking is bad. impossible to further the discussion on mental health at a later age if it isn’t profoundly familiar in the same way as germs, or cancer, or heart disease.
Three Texas medical schools will receive grants to strengthen integrated health care programs that take a coordinated approach to address mental health. The grants, which total more than $1 million, aim to eliminate disparities by addressing the social determinants of mental health.
Rachel Gandy, a mental health policy fellow with the advocacy group, Disability Rights Texas says some other states that have implemented “private school choice” have started by providing public vouchers for special needs students to use for private school tuition.
A typical mental health first aid course includes a focus on signs and symptoms of depression, anxiety, suicide, self-harm and eating disorders. But is a two-day course enough to cover the huge age and gender differences in how mental health is perceived by children and the subjective needs and experiences of individual children, as outlined Read more
Many school districts, already squeezed by shrinking state education budgets, say that to fill the hole they anticipate would be left by the Republican push to restructure Medicaid, they would either have to cut those services or downsize general education programs that serve all students.
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
The duty of the university is to provide an environment that is conducive to learning and growth; however, the University of Texas cannot do so if it does not shift its focus in full force to providing accessible mental health care.
A survey of over four million college students, including students at the University of Texas at Austin (UT), found that anxiety is a concern amongst 41.6 percent of students and depression amongst 36.4 percent of students. By creating an orientation meeting dedicated solely to mental health, UT will better prepare freshmen students to tackle their Read more
Recent research by psychiatrists in five schools in Ha Noi shows that 5 per cent of children are at risk of emotional disorders. According to Dr Nguyen Van Dung, deputy director of Bach Mai Hospital’s Mental Health Institute, most children’s physical and mental development are not yet fully completed. Therefore, their emotions are easily affected, Read more
Our findings demonstrated that DACA was opening new educational and employment opportunities for recipients, improving individual lives and boosting local economies. DACA led to an overall decrease in stress, helping them to perform better in their jobs and in their studies.
The national Kids Count Data Book ranks states in measures of child well-being across four domains: health, education, economic well-being, and family and community. Texas ranked 41st overall in the scoring, presenting a decidedly mixed bag of statistics.
empower children – The big mission: empower children growing up in poverty with the research-based tools to transform their own developing brains. And that means, in part, giving them the understanding that brains can indeed grow, change, and heal.
Momentous Institute – Momentous devises easily digestible strategies that teachers can use to help all of its 248 students, most of whom live in poverty. For example, starting in the youngest classrooms, children learn how the brain works and how to turn that knowledge into useful coping tools.
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.