In Case You Missed It: Mental Health Series

Welcome to our new blog series, In Case You Missed It: Mental Health. In this series we bring you a collection of current media highlights about Mental Health.

Welcome to our new blog series, In Case You Missed It: Mental Health.

In this series we bring you a collection of current media highlights about Mental Health.

In case you missed it last week, here are some articles.

5 Signs a Child Might Be Struggling With Their Mental Health

https://youthvillages.org/5-signs-a-child-might-be-struggling-with-their-mental-health/

How can you tell when a child is simply having a tough day or dealing with something more serious? Keep an eye out for these five common warning signs.

1. They are withdrawn or socially isolated.

2. You notice changes in their appearance.

3. They have lost interest in hobbies or things they previously enjoyed.

4.You notice changes in mood: elated, euphoric, impulsive or risky behavior

5. They are disorganized, forgetful and have poor concentration


Biden launches plan to protect transgender youths’ health care

https://www.politico.com/news/2022/06/15/biden-plan-transgender-youth-health-care-00039844

An executive order will call on HHS to clarify that federally funded programs cannot offer conversion therapy.


Top Texas House Republican floats mental health-focused response to Uvalde

https://www.statesman.com/story/news/2022/06/13/uvalde-shooting-texas-mental-health-dade-phelan-house-proposal-greg-abbott/7613271001/

With a special session of the Legislature unlikely to be called soon, the Republican leader of the Texas House is proposing several school safety priorities that he believes can be achieved before classes resume in August.  House Speaker Dade Phelan’s list focused primarily on the Republican priority of addressing mental health issues — but included nothing about access to firearms — in the wake of the May 24 shooting that left 21 dead in two Uvalde fourth grade classrooms.


When to Be Concerned About Your Teen’s Mental Health

https://www.newsweek.com/when-concerned-about-your-teens-mental-health-1711471

Increasing rates of psychological problems have been in the news throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and children and adolescents are becoming a greater focus for mental health professionals as the virus starts to subside.


Amid push to screen kids 8+ for anxiety, key mental health resources are stretched thin.

https://foxsanantonio.com/news/nation-world/amid-push-to-screen-kids-8-for-anxiety-key-mental-health-resources-are-stretched-thin-anxiety-disorders-pandemic-generation-lauren-williams-spotlight-on-america

According to the CDC, more than 9% of American children were diagnosed with anxiety in the years leading up to the pandemic and experts believe that number has soared even higher in recent year


Where bipartisan efforts on mental health legislation stand after Texas shooting.

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/bipartisan-efforts-mental-health-legislation-stand-texas-shooting/story?id=85113650

Two influential Senate panels set goals to introduce legislation this summer.

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