The prospect of talking to your child about his or her ASD can be daunting for any parent. To prepare for the discussion, experts offer these strategies:
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California high school and middle school students will have some lifesaving information at their fingertips as they go back to school this year. Read more ›
Legislation passed this summer in Oregon will allow students five excusable mental health days in a three-month period. In Utah, permissible illnesses were expanded in 2018 to include mental illnesses in addition to physical illnesses.
The data shows a sizable number of U.S. students could benefit if other states pass similar laws. Read more ›
In a rapidly urbanizing world, green spaces are shrinking as our cities grow out and up. Scientists are working to understand how green spaces, or lack of them, can affect our mental health.
A study published in the journal The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) details what the scientists say is the largest investigation of the association between green spaces and mental health. Read more ›
As e-cigarettes have skyrocketed in popularity among teenagers in the past two years, pediatricians report seeing teens who behave less like tobacco users and more like patients with substance-abuse disorders. Read more ›
CHC’s Chief Psychiatrist and Medical Director, Dr. Glen R. Elliott, PhD, MD, has been awarded the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who, a publisher of biographical profiles. Read more ›
Has your child ever lived with a parent or caregiver who had mental health issues, such as depression? Witnessed a parent or caregiver being screamed at, insulted or humiliated by another adult? Been separated from their parent or caregiver due to foster care or immigration?
Those are some of the questions on a survey that California pediatricians will use to screen millions of children for traumatic experiences beginning Jan. 1, 2020. Read more ›