Tag: Youth

  • Support for Colleges to Assess and Enhance Mental Health Programming

    Oct 16, 2014
    By: John MacPhee, Executive Director and CEO, The Jed Foundation

    The Jed and Clinton Foundation Health Matters Campus Program (The Campus Program) is designed to help colleges and universities promote emotional well-being and improve mental health programming, reduce substance abuse, and prevent suicide.

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    Tagged Suicide Prevention | Schools | Youth | Depression | National conversation on mental health initiative | Anxiety Disorders

  • Why You Should Care About Mental Health

    Oct 9, 2014
    By: RADM Boris D. Lushniak, M.D., M.P.H., Acting U.S. Surgeon General

    Most people don’t realize how common mental health and substance abuse problems are in the United States. Just as there are many types of physical illness, mental illness is varied and can affect people at all stages of life. In fact, at some time in their lives, nearly all Americans will be affected by a mental health or substance use disorder in themselves or their families.

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    Tagged Suicide Prevention | Youth | Depression | Observances

  • Adolescents Play a Key Role in Their Own ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment

    Sep 18, 2014
    By: Susanna Visser, Dr.P.H, M.S., Acting Associate Director of Science, Division of Human Development and Disability, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Jackie Oberst, Ph.D., Office of Science Policy, Planning, and Communications, NIMH; Ruth Perou, Ph.D, Program Performance and Evaluation Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and Mark Wolraich, M.D., University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

    Parents, adolescents, and healthcare providers need to know about the best practices for ADHD diagnosis and treatment among adolescents. It is especially important that adolescents play an active role in the process to diagnose and treat their ADHD. This way, adolescents are empowered to take care of their own wellbeing and can control their ADHD treatment in a way that best fits their needs and supports their health and development.

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    Tagged Treatment | Youth

  • Three Words Everyone with Mental Illness Should Learn

    Jul 24, 2014
    By: Jessica Gimeno, Mental Health Advocate

    Young people are often told we’re too immature to understand pain. But I refused to be silenced. Instead, I cried louder. My turning point came when I was 18 years old and my friend Dina, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, committed suicide.

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    Tagged Youth | Depression | Bipolar | Observances | Help | Mood Disorders

  • Tell Your Story of Peer Support

    Apr 16, 2014
    By: Paolo Del Vecchio, M.S.W., Director, Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

    To highlight the importance of peer support, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is making it the national focus of National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day.

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    Tagged Youth | Families | Observances | Help

  • Tips for Parents: “Off-Label” Prescribing for Children with Mental Health Problems

    Feb 11, 2014
    By: Tiffany Farchione M.D., Division of Psychiatry Products, Food and Drug Administration

    FDA-approved labeling helps guide doctors’ treatment choices. However, when a medication has not been studied in children, there is no information in the FDA-approved label to guide prescribing for this age group. This can lead to what is known as “off-label” use of a prescription drug.

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    Tagged Treatment | Youth | Research | Depression | Families | Help | Mood Disorders | Anxiety Disorders