From NPR: A new report published Tuesday presents the CDC's first estimate of how many Americans are affected by adverse childhood experiences and the benefits of preventing these kinds of traumas.
From The Buffalow News: Even for children born to parents who used alcohol, cocaine or other drugs, a supportive, respectful primary caregiver lowered their future health and relationship risks.
In the name of preventing mass shootings, Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced a bill that calls for "enhanced mental health services," including involuntary treatment and long-acting antipsychotic injections. It also calls for increased collaboration between mental health and law enforcement authorities, and promotes online monitoring of American students.
From TODAY: "Often, it's like the elephant in a room. It's something that they feel like, 'Oh, it's only me,'" said one teacher. "Letting them know that they're not alone...is so important."
From Hive Mutual Support Network: A new collection of personal stories shares what eight people who experienced psychosis or extreme states in their youth found helpful in their journies.
A clinical trial finds Prozac no better than placebo for improving repetitive behaviors.
Researchers shed light on the precarious nature of evidence from efficacy trials of antidepressant medication to treat symptoms of major depressive disorder in children and adolescents.
From The Washington Post: We’ve long underestimated and ignored emotional intelligence, especially in kids, instead focusing on academic success and testing them to measure it.
From CBS News: Self-reported suicide attempts for black adolescents rose by 73% between 1991 to 2017, while falling by 7.5% for white adolescents over the same period.
From CBS News: Suicide deaths among 10- to 24-year-olds increased 7% annually from 2013 to 2017, while homicide deaths in this age group rose 18% from 2014 to 2017.
From The Atlantic: Recent evidence suggests a relationship between upper-respiratory-tract infections and the development of eating disorders in some children.
The story of the Genain quadruplets has long been cited as evidence proving something about the supposed hereditary nature of schizophrenia. But who wouldn’t fall apart after surviving a childhood like theirs? The doctors attributed their problems to menstrual difficulties or excessive masturbation — anything except abuse.
New study finds that smartphone use may precede experiences of loneliness and depressive symptoms among older teens according to longitudinal analysis.
From Mother Jones: The total number of foster care entries has slowly dwindled, but entries due to parental drug use jumped from roughly 40,000 in 2000 to nearly 100,000 in 2017.
New research explores the use of broad-based school-integrated resiliency and mindfulness interventions to prevent mental health concerns before they occur.
From ABC News: "Johnson & Johnson and Janssen chose billions over children... [This] is a company which has lost its way," attorneys for the plaintiff said.
Gender identity conversion efforts impact psychological distress and lifetime suicidality in transgender people.
From The Conversation: What we learn throughout infancy and childhood are a set of behaviours and ways of thinking and feeling about ourselves and others, or what psychologists call a working model of the world.
My world turned upside down when my daughter nearly died from a serious suicide attempt. After several years as her caretaker I began to wonder: What can we do to change the way our mental health services are organized so they won't turn a crisis into a way of life for already distressed and vulnerable people?
A new study in the journal Social Science and Medicine explores why French children take stimulants far less than children in the United States. The study looks at how particular forces in society, in concert with government agencies, became an effective check on stimulant marketing for kids in France.
From CNN: “Taking antidepressants while pregnant may be associated with an increased risk of gestational diabetes, a new study suggests. It turned out that the...
My stay at the hospital had no impact on the problem that led to my admission. But it did exacerbate other problems and change me in fundamental ways. I am a deformed product of that ‘cutting-edge facility’ and the ‘treatments’ I received there — social isolation, pills and shots, ice bath and ECT.
From Motherly: A number of recent studies highlight the relationship between parental affection and children’s happiness and success.
Teen suicide risk is influenced by relationships with adults and teachers, perceived popularity, close friendships, and school connectedness.
At my job with a NAMI affiliate, I heard daily from people who looked at family members with “mental illness” as non-people, non-human, the “other.” In the office, it was no different. If NAMI had a tagline, it would be “Please be normal like us.”