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CDC: Treatment of ADHD

ADHDtreatment525When their child is diagnosed with ADHD, parents often have concerns about deciding the best way to help their child. It is important for parents to remember that ADHD can be successfully managed. There are many treatment options, so parents should work closely with everyone involved in the child’s life—healthcare providers, therapists, teachers, coaches, and other family members. Taking advantage of all the resources available will help parents guide their child towards success. Read more ›

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Bay Area Teens Share Their Experiences Struggling with Anxiety, Depression

teendepression 519For one week in the spring, KQED opens its airwaves to student-produced content from classrooms around the Bay Area in a segment called Youth Takeover. In this 52-minute podcast, KQED’s Forum talks with Bay Area high school students about mental health and whether they agree with research that links the increase in anxiety and depression to academic pressure and social media use.

Listen to the podcast on the KQED website.  Additional Youth Takeover audio segments are also available.

Source: KQED | Bay Area Teens Share Their Experiences Struggling with Anxiety, Depression, https://www.kqed.org/forum/2010101870818/bay-area-teens-share-their-experiences-struggling-with-anxiety-depression | Copyright © 2019 KQED Inc

A screening can help you determine if you or someone you care about should contact a mental health professional. Care Managers can arrange a free 30 minute Care Consultation so you can explore options with an expert. Call or email our Care Managers at 650.688.3625 or caremanager@chconline.org to set up an initial Consultation appointment.

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NIMH-Funded Study Finds “13 Reasons Why” Associated with Increase in Youth Suicide Rates

mentalheath 518The Netflix show “13 Reasons Why” was associated with a 28.9% increase in suicide rates among U.S. youth ages 10-17 in the month (April 2017) following the show’s release, after accounting for ongoing trends in suicide rates, according to a study published in Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. The findings highlight the necessity of using best practices when portraying suicide in popular entertainment and in the media. The study was conducted by researchers at several universities, hospitals, and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), part of the National Institutes of Health. NIMH also funded the study. Read more ›

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How Schools Can Bridge Mental Health Care Gaps with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Tools

CBT mental health 516School counselors, along with school social workers, may be children’s only access to some form of mental health care, since it’s estimated that only 20 percent of children with mental or behavioral disorders receive help from a mental health care provider. Read more ›

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Debate on LGBT Rights Contributed to Homophobic Bullying

bullyingresearch505Scientists have uncovered new evidence that heated political discourse over proposed laws involving marginalized groups, such as debates about the rights of LGBT people, can contribute to an increase in bullying linked to students’ identity in schools. It is the largest study to date to examine the link.

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Here’s What Teens Say They Need

teengirl503Educators are trained to provide students with the help they need to thrive both academically and socially. It’s important, however, to recognize that our experiences may be, and most likely are, very different from what our students experience today. Read more ›

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Cops and No Counselors: How the Lack of School Mental Health Staff is Harming Students [downloadable]

CopsandNoCounselors503Today’s school children are experiencing record levels of depression and anxiety, alongside multiple forms of trauma.

Cops and No Counselors: How the Lack of School Mental Health Staff is Harming Students reviews state-level student-to-school-based mental health personnel ratios as well as data concerning law enforcement in schools. Read more ›

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75% of Staff at this Successful IT Company Are on the Autism Spectrum

autismcareers501Ultra Testing is a  New York-based software testing and quality assurance startup that employs over 60 workers remotely across 20 states, 75% of whom are on the autism spectrum. Not only is the company open to hiring neurodiverse employees, it actively seeks them out.

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Developing a Growth Mindset in Our Students

growthmindset500Often the messages students hear from families and teachers praise or criticize their innate abilities, and so they grow to believe they are one way or another, developing into a fixed mindset. Read more ›

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Disabled Youth Are More at Risk of Being Incarcerated

boy disabled youth 499The school-to-prison pipeline describes a national trend that stems from policies, laws, and practices in which children are funneled out of school and into the criminal justice system. A common thread linking the experiences of most children who end up in this pipeline is routinely ignored: disability. Read more ›

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