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Childhood Mental Illness

Why Every Parent Needs to Start Caring About Children's Mental Health

Angela Pruess | Posted 03.04.2016 | Parents
Angela Pruess

The mental and emotional well-being of our children affects all of us as parents, and if we continue to remain behind the eight ball on this issue, our kids and our society will continue to pay a steep price.

Our (Severely Depressed) Child Was Left Behind

Amy Aves Challenger | Posted 01.28.2016 | Parents
Amy Aves Challenger

For the last four months, my son has been severely depressed, buried in a down comforter desiring only to attach to a computer or snuggle with a pillow. I've feared losing him. He's rarely been willing to leave the house or often his room.

Republican Candidates Embrace Science!

Matthew Chapman | Posted 09.18.2015 | Politics
Matthew Chapman

"Good luck with that!" This is the most common response we get when we talk about ScienceDebate.org, the non-profit founded to try and persuade the presidential candidates to attend a debate solely on science issues, including technology, the environment, and medicine.

A Different Kind of 'Kvelling'

Nancy L. Wolf | Posted 10.21.2014 | Parents
Nancy L. Wolf

Kvelling gets a bit trickier as your kids get older. Especially if your kid happens not to be on the do-not-pass-go direct path from high school to early admission to the elite college of their choice, and then on to a top grad school or impressive first job.

Up To 20 Percent Of Kids In The U.S. Suffer From Mental Disorders

Reuters | Posted 07.16.2013 | Parents

By Atossa Araxia Abrahamian NEW YORK, May 16 (Reuters) - Up to 20 percent of children in the United States suffer from a mental disord...

Addressing the Needs of America's Mentally Ill Youth

Rosalie Greenberg | Posted 02.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Rosalie Greenberg

Our poor handling of mentally ill youth as they enter adulthood is a sad comment on our society. People with mental disorders are not a voting block or disenfranchised group who hold special appeal to our politicians.

What About MY Special Needs Child?

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 07.11.2011 | Religion
Shira Hirschman Weiss

Mental illness is something that we often overlook as a "special need," but there's a need for more offerings within the Jewish community for kids who suffer from anxiety, depression and OCD.

What Goes Around Comes Around

Erica Manfred | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Erica Manfred

Maybe what goes around really does came around. I have not only been the betrayed wife but the other woman. I know how it feels to be in both posit...

PBS's 'This Emotional Life': Attachment, Parenting and Childhood Mental Illness

Ken Duckworth, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ken Duckworth, M.D.

Most children with mental illness respond to standard treatments and interventions and experience relief from their symptoms; for some families, recovery can be a greater challenge.