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Health Resources for Parents |Health Resources for Parents | Health & Family Support | Student Services

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School Mental Health Professionals: strengthening community connections, boosting student outcomes | Libby Nealis | NEA.org

School Mental Health Professionals: strengthening community connections, boosting student outcomes | Libby Nealis | NEA.org | Mental & Emotional Health | Scoop.it

Observing May as Mental Health Awareness Month offers advocates the opportunity to stress that mental health is as important as physical health to children’s quality of life, directly impacting their learning and development. President Obama issued a Presidential Proclamation to spread the word of Mental Health Awareness Month and continue the national dialogue that his administration initiated in 2013, following the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

More than simply the absence of mental illness, mental health also means possessing the skills needed to cope with life’s many challenges. As such, it directly impacts children’s learning and development. Struggling with a mental health problem, such as depression, or feeling overwhelmed by academic, social, or family pressures severely limits children’s ability to learn and grow. [i] Students, families, and communities thrive when schools meet the needs of the whole child—fostering social-emotional skills and identifying and preventing mental health problems early.

To kick off Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week on Capitol Hill, Representative Grace Napolitano (D-CA), sponsored a legislative briefing titled The Importance of School-Based Mental Health Programs. Napolitano has reintroduced the bipartisan Mental Health in Schools Act (H.R. 1211) to increase support for school mental health services as part of ESEA. At the briefing, Kana Enomoto, Principal Deputy Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) declared that, “Schools have an obligation to create healthy environments for children, where protective factors such as social connectedness are supported, and risk factors such as community violence are mitigated.”

 

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how to support someone with mental illness

how to support someone with mental illness | Mental & Emotional Health | Scoop.it
what i’ve been through is hard to hear. suicide, psychiatric hospitals, panic attacks, antipsychotics and depression are heavy topics to discuss. you might feel uncomfortable. i can tell you don’t know what to say.
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Suicide Prevention Awareness | Know the Warning Signs of Suicidal Behavior

Although the warning signs of suicide can be subtle, they are there. By recognizing these signs, knowing how to start a conversation and where to turn for help, you have the power to make a difference – the power to save a life.
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Obamacare Helps Young Adults Get Mental Health Treatment ...

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Obamacare Helps Young Adults Get Mental Health Treatment Despite all the hype and hand-wringing done over Obamacare — aka the Affordable Care Act — there's a lot of good coming already from its implementation.
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How Early Childhood Trauma Affects Adult Mental Health: 1 Problem We Fail to Mention

How Early Childhood Trauma Affects Adult Mental Health: 1 Problem We Fail to Mention | Mental & Emotional Health | Scoop.it
It doesn’t come as a surprise that the early childhood experiences of trauma will affect adult mental health later in life.
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Announcement: Yoga for Depression Webinar

Join me for a free webinar on May 31st! It's Mental Health Awareness Month and I'll be hosting a live class from 3:00-4:30 p.m. (Central Standard Time).
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Why Us? Because Suicide, Depression and Addiction Aren’t Selective… - Living Thru Crisis

Why Us? Because Suicide, Depression and Addiction Aren’t Selective… - Living Thru Crisis | Mental & Emotional Health | Scoop.it
Judy Davis, The Direction Diva asks the question Why us? And shares how suicide, depression and addiction doesn't discriminate and can affect any family.
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Teenagers, Dealing With Addiction, on What Might Have Helped // NYTimes Parenting Blog

Teenagers, Dealing With Addiction, on What Might Have Helped // NYTimes Parenting Blog | Mental & Emotional Health | Scoop.it

By Jessica Lahey

"At a recent school event, a mother asked me how she could help her son who had begun drinking and taking drugs. “There must be something I can say that will make him listen,” she implored, hoping I could help her find the magic words that would make her son face his escalating substance abuse problem.

 

I teach writing at an inpatient drug and alcohol rehabilitation center, so I went to the source for answers. I asked my students to write about the question, “In your most receptive, optimistic and trusting moments, was there anything that anyone could have said to you that would have affected your drug use? If so, who was that person and what could they have said to you?” Here (shared with their permission and the permission of the program) are some of their answers.

 

D. wrote, “We kids generally don’t want to listen to what our parents or teachers say, but I might have listened to another family member. Maybe if they said that alcohol could take control of you, or that alcohol can make you lose friends, make you push away people who care about you, and make you do things that you would be embarrassed to tell your parents about.”
 

“If parents don’t have first-hand experience with drugs or alcohol, it’s hard for their kids to connect with them about their addiction. They need someone who knows the sadness, the loneliness, and the darkness,” wrote another.
 

A., a particularly introspective and perceptive student, wrote that the things the adults in his life told him about drugs and alcohol made him more determined to seek them out, not less. When adults told him drugs were all bad, with no upside, he suspected he wasn’t being told the truth. “There must have been some reason they were so addictive, that so many people seemed to love them so much. It seemed like everyone was trying to hide the truth from me, like someone telling you that the chocolate pudding sucks so that they can eat more of the delicious pudding themselves. I was determined to try that pudding, to make up my own mind.”
 

When he did try the pudding (marijuana, in his case), “It made me feel better than I had felt in so, so long. It brought back the happiness I felt before the depression, the anxiety, the panic attacks.” That initial positive experience only served to support his hunch that the adults in his life had been lying to him all along.

What might have worked, continued A. in his paper, was the truth. “Show them the black, white, and the gray, otherwise they will find the truth themselves, through experience. Show them both sides of the story, and they’ll figure out that drugs aren’t worth the consequences.”
 

A., as it turns out, was on to something. David Sheff, author of the books “Beautiful Boy,” the story of his son’s addiction, and “Clean,” about treating and preventing drug addiction, wrote in an email, “The research shows that for a conversation to make a difference, it must rely not on scare tactics — dire warnings and exaggerated fears — but facts. The goal is to get kids to think. We must acknowledge that it’s confusing and there aren’t easy or black-and-white answers. We can use a kind of motivational interviewing and get kids thinking about why they may be tempted to use — the potential benefits versus potential risks.”

 

Lisa Fredericksen, author of “If You Loved Me, You’d Stop! What You Really Need to Know When Your Loved One Drinks Too Much” added in an email that we must also take adolescent brain development into account in our parenting. Until their brains are fully wired for adulthood, they need help balancing their as-yet underdeveloped ability to predict the cause and effect of their actions against their natural tendency toward risk-taking and impulsiveness. “It is our job, then, to structure our teens’ lives so they have the kinds of boundaries that will help them thrive until their brains have matured enough to take full control,” Ms. Fredericksen explained.


To offer meaningful support and advice to our children, Mr. Sheff wrote, we have to understand why they use drugs in the first place. He points to surveys of teenagers that indicate they don’t use drugs because of peer pressure or a desire to get high, but rather to cope with the stress and anxiety in their lives. Therefore, if we want to keep teenagers from using drugs, we have to help them manage that stress.
 

It’s useless to tell a child who’s being bullied, or is failing in school, or is traumatized by family turmoil to just say no. It’s pointless to tell our children to ‘make good choices’ about drugs if those drugs offer a reprieve from the darkness they feel, or a connection they so badly crave to other kids. We must work to mitigate rather than add to the stress they experience before drugs present as a solution.

 

Mr. Sheff’s words echo the advice I’ve heard from experts in childhood anxiety, self-injury, and trauma: Listen to your children, validate their feelings, and help them develop the emotional vocabulary and coping mechanisms they so desperately need in order to navigate their lives, substance free."... 

 

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http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com//2015/03/05/teenagers-dealing-with-addiction-on-what-might-have-helped/


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Teen Suicide: Getting Help Before It’s Too Late

Teen Suicide: Getting Help Before It’s Too Late | Mental & Emotional Health | Scoop.it
10TV discovered central Ohio is seeing more child suicides than ever before.
Laura Borchers explains the signs, and the push to make sure children get help before it's too late.

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Students in Crisis: Mental Health & Suicide on College Campuses - Yahoo News

Students in Crisis: Mental Health & Suicide on College Campuses - Yahoo News | Mental & Emotional Health | Scoop.it
Clusters of student suicides at Tulane, William & Mary, MIT and other universities this past year have launched a nationwide debate about the mental health of young people around the country and what colleges, parents and students themselves can do...
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Bullied Teen Dies by Suicide; Mom Says School Told Daughter to 'Toughen Up'

Alyssa Morgan's mother says her bisexual daughter's Iowa school failed to address bullying.

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Advocate.com: May 10, 2015 - School to bullied bisexual teen who committed suicide: 'Toughen up'

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This Is What Depression Really Looks Like

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Time to Change has launched "Get the Picture", a campaign to end the use of head-clutching pictures in stories about depression.

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Practice Mindfulness – says mental health charity - The Independent

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A mental health charity has suggested that mindfulness treatments should be more widely available on the NHS, after revealing the results of a new YouGov survey.
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Youth and Young Adults Resources - Mental Health Department - County of Santa Clara

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Fitness Helps Middle-School Girls Avoid Depression | Psych Central ...

Fitness Helps Middle-School Girls Avoid Depression | Psych Central ... | Mental & Emotional Health | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that physically fit sixth-graders -- especially girls -- are less likely to report feeling depressed when they reach seventh grade. The.
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My Anxiety and Me

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I can only speak from my own experience, but I didn't talk about it openly because I was worried about being judged. People always saw me as "strong", and I didn't want to suddenly become "weak". I didn't want people to walk on eggshells around me.
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Understanding the link between bullying and suicide

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Melissa Holt, Boston University

Bullying, most of us probably know, can be a tremendously painful...
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Correlation Between Sleep Loss and Mental Health Problems in Children

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According to a new study, four year old children with sleep disorders have higher risks of developing psychiatric problems during later childhood.

 

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Child Trauma Toolkit for Educators / Caja de Herramientas Para Educadores Para el Manejo de Trauma Infantil | National Child Traumatic Stress Network - Child Trauma Home

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ReachOut.com USA Information and support for young people going through tough times.

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ReachOut.com USA: Information and support for young people going through tough times
ReachOut.com provides young people with fact sheets, stories and peer support forums, discussing topics like low self esteem, bullying, thoughts of suicide and self-harm.
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Have Your Teen Depression Questions Answered - Hartford Courant

Have Your Teen Depression Questions Answered - Hartford Courant | Mental & Emotional Health | Scoop.it
What are the warning signs of teen depression? How do you talk to your child about his or her mood swings? How do you know when it’s the right time to consult a social worker?
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13 Things To Remember When You Love A Person Who Has Depression

13 Things To Remember When You Love A Person Who Has Depression | Mental & Emotional Health | Scoop.it
Reach out to them unexpectedly. Remind them they don't have to do this alone.
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