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Childrens Mental Health

Experts Warn About 'Huge Gaps' In Kids' Mental Health Care

Reuters | Posted 03.26.2013 | Parents

* Huge gaps in mental health for children * Most disorders appear before high school * Only one-quarter of kids who need...

Most Kids Who Need Mental Health Care Don't Get It -- GAO

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.12.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

Hot off the presses, here's a report from the Government Accountability Office on the state of children's mental health care. It reveals some major pr...

Newtown and the Nation's Mental Health

Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D | Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D

There have been 29 mass shootings in the United States between the events of April 20, 1999 at Columbine High School and the Dec. 14, 2012 tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. I propose these shootings were, in part, a health care issue.

Children's Mental Health After the Shooting in Newtown

Eva Alisic, Ph.D. | Posted 02.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Eva Alisic, Ph.D.

In the wake of a disaster of horrific impact and proportions, many wonder about children's responses to traumatic events and how best to support them.

Smart Investment: Children's Mental Health

Judith Sandalow | Posted 01.15.2013 | DC
Judith Sandalow

For all the children in D.C. who need these services, funding mental health programs and building capacity is a smart investment.

Violence Highlights Need for Children's Mental Health Services

Judith Sandalow | Posted 08.27.2012 | DC
Judith Sandalow

Growing up in the District of Columbia can be like growing up in a war zone. Every day, battles rage between adults within homes and on city streets, and far too often children bear witness to this violence.

QUIZ: Facts And Myths About Children's Mental Health

Posted 05.10.2012 | Parents

Your child is acting out. Does that mean he has ADHD? Do your daughter's mood swings mean she's plagued by full-blown depression? In honor of National...

Disorder Many Parents Don't Know To Look Out For

| Posted 05.10.2012 | Parents

Written by Beth Arky. This story is part of Speak Up for Kids, an annual public education program held during National Children's Mental Health Awa...

It's National Children's Mental Health Awareness Week: Know the Signs, Make a Difference

Tamar Chansky | Posted 05.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Tamar Chansky

It's National Children's Mental Health Awareness Week -- and with it, the opportunity for parents, teachers, coaches and troop leaders to make a difference in a child's life by keeping on the look out for signs that a child is struggling with a mental health issue.

What Is ADHD, and Why Do People Say It Doesn't Exist?

| Posted 05.09.2012 | Parents

Written by Dr. Steven Kurtz This story is part of Speak Up for Kids, an annual public education program held during National Children's Mental Heal...

Speak Up for Kids Mental Health This Week

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 07.04.2012 | Parents
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

The public perception of child and adolescent mental illness hasn't changed along with the possibilities that have opened up to treat or even prevent it.

The Global Search for Education: On Success

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.15.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

The desire for successful children in a performance-based culture often consumes us before we realize it.

A Prescription For America's ADHD Epidemic

Lawrence Diller, M.D. | Posted 12.13.2011 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Diller, M.D.

The United States of Adderall will continue at least into the near future until our values change substantially or, more ominously, we experience some social catastrophe from the adult use of these drugs.

She's Not a Time-Bomb: Are Men Teaching Kids to Respect Women?

Yashar Ali | Posted 08.29.2011 | Women
Yashar Ali

This past weekend, I overheard a man tell his kids they needed to rush home for dinner because, "We don't want mommy to get really upset." It occurred to me that a seemingly innocuous sentence could place an incredible amount of weight on kids.

Why Are People So Divided When It Comes To Children's Mental Health?

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

There are many important and complicated issues in child mental health. We're only beginning to understand healthy brain development and what happens in the brain when psychiatric disorders emerge.

7 Myths About Child Mental Health

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

Debunking myths about child mental health is critical to getting more children the help and understanding they deserve.

Madgirl: What Happened to Sally's Psychoanalysis on Mad Men?

Dr. Prudence L. Gourguechon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Prudence L. Gourguechon

I was really looking forward to seeing what happened next after Sally Draper's initial visit to a child analyst in episode 5 of this season's Mad Men. But Sally and her problems and her treatment didn't show up at all in the subsequent episode.

Solving the Mental Health Crisis for Our Children

Rosalynn Carter | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rosalynn Carter

Today we need to acknowledge that too many children in our nation are left to struggle with a host of stressful circumstances--violence, divorce, poverty, war, to mention just a few, without effective supports.

Childhood Psychiatric Diseases

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

There are more children and teens with a psychiatric disorder than with leukemia, diabetes, heart disease, and AIDS combined, and the effects are staggering.