Searching social media and calling the police eventually led to a girl in Union Township who had overdosed on prescription drugs.
Gary A. Emmett, M.D., Pediatrics Professor- Thomas Jefferson Univ. & Director, Hospital Pediatrics- TJU Hospital
We often hear marijuana isn’t that dangerous of a drug. In reality, regular use of marijuana may permanently damage a teen’s developing brain – and could lead to a reduction in IQ, other drug use, and mental health issues.
No wonder there are so many misconceptions about family mental health and mental illness. To help sort out the truth from myths, we turned to Lloyd Sederer, M.D., medical director of New York State’s Office of Mental Health and author of The Family Guide to Mental Health Care.
Most youth with special health care needs (YSHCN) are not receiving needed transition preparation. Although most providers are encouraging YSHCN to assume responsibility for their own health, far fewer are discussing transfer to an adult provider and insurance continuity. Although changes in sample design limit trend analysis, there have been no discernible improvements since this transition outcome was measured in the 2005–2006 National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs.
“Talk. They Hear You.” a new national public service announcement (PSA) campaign that empowers parents to talk to children as young as nine years old about the dangers of underage drinking was launched today by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The kickoff occurred in conjunction with SAMHSA’s 2013 National Prevention Week—an annual health observance dedicated to increasing awareness of, and action around, substance abuse and mental health issues.
Television host Wendy Williams speaks at the 4th annual Celebration of Womanhood Conference at Kean University on May 11, 2013. (Tom Wright-Piersanti/The Star-Ledger)
Care Plus is the first agency in the state to offer Youth Mental Health First Aid training services to schools, youth programs, community groups and others who work with young people. The youth program was developed recently by the National Council on Behavioral Healthcare.
If you live on the East Coast and have an insect phobia, you might want to seek treatment before the next brood of cicadas emerges very soon.
Ms. Shannon, a licensed marriage and family therapist, describes effective treatments for social anxiety disorder in teens. Watch a video of a teen talking about her experience with the disorder and how she got help.
Families of drug addicted children ask for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to be changed so that any mental health or addiction treatment records of young adults can be shared with their parents as long as they remain on the parents’ health insurance.