The state of the teen mental health crisis — and how to help

Never have so many kids reported being so sad and stressed. Why it matters: The American Academy of Pediatrics declared the mental health crisis among children and teens a national emergency. Zoom out: Consider these troubling stats, reported by Axios health care editor Tina Reed. mental distress: More than 40% of teens said they persistently … Read more

Uptick in mental health issues

Maryland Peace of Mind: Uptick in mental health issues due to pandemic Updated: 9:31 AM EDT May 9, 2022 Hide Transcript Show Transcript IT IS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MOUNT ANDH IN THIS MORNING’S MARYLAND PIECE OF MIND. WE’RE JOINED BY CARRIE GRAVES WHO’S ETH EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE METRO BALTIMORE ARM OF THE NATIONALLL AIANCONE … Read more

Student Mental Health, Already Fragile, Continues in “Wrong Direction” Due To Pandemic

Recent studies tracking the mental health of high school and college students fully underscore concerns regarding the emotional toll the pandemic has taken on these cohorts. However, while the unprecedented challenges students have had to face due to the global health crisis – including a pivot to online classes, severely disrupted academic terms and concerns … Read more

Misinformation spurring US life expectancy “erosion,” FDA chief says

US, Food and Drug Administration commissioner Robert Califf told CNN on Saturday evening “almost no one in this country should be dying from COVID,” but misinformation was impacting life expectancy. By the numbers: Nearly 998,000 people have died of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University. What he’s … Read more

Tamil Nadu: Healthcare sector needs a booster dose after pandemic | Chennai News

As Chief Minister MK Stalin Completes One Year In Office, TOI, In A Series Of Articles, Looks At How The DMK Government Has Done On Various Fronts. Today: HealthAfter facing waves of delta and omicron variants, the healthcare system in Tamil Nadu is slowly limping back to normalcy. But experts say without meaningful intervention immediately, … Read more

Lack of youth mental health resources creating crisis

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Lisa Dansby Williams loves connecting students in need with mental health resources. “It’s just been hard for many of the students and their families to navigate some of the resulting issues of the pandemic, whether that be domestic violence within the family, homelessness, maybe mom, dad lost a job,” she said. … Read more

Teen mental health: ABC13 town hall to focus on crisis facing Texas high schoolers

HOUSTON, TX (KTRK) — If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 800-273-8255. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also text HOME to 741741 to connect with a counselor from anywhere in the United States. After more than two … Read more

Our Biggest Mistakes During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This transcript has been edited for clarity. Hi. I’m Art Caplan. I’m at the Division of Medical Ethics at New York University’s Grossman School of Medicine. We’re starting to see some fading in the number of hospitalizations associated with COVID-19, the beginning of the end of mask mandates, and generally, people saying they’re going back … Read more

A ‘Perfect Storm’ Could Make Measles a Nightmare in 2022, WHO and UNICEF Warn

HAS child suffering from measles is treated at a hospital on May 4, 2019 in Manila, Philippines. Photo: Ezra Acayan (Getty Images) The ounce nearly vanquished disease measles is making a worrying comeback. This week, the World Health Organization and UNICEF reported that global cases of the viral illness have so far jumped almost 80% … Read more

One Disease Has Already Surged 80% This Year, And We’re in a ‘Perfect Storm’ For More

Measles cases have surged by nearly 80 percent worldwide this year, the UN said Wednesday, warning that the rise of the “canary in a coal mine” illness indicates that outbreaks of other diseases are likely on the way. The coronavirus pandemic has interrupted vaccination campaigns for non-COVID diseases around the world, creating a “perfect storm” … Read more