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Helping children cope with grief after student suicides

February 27, 2018   0 Comments

Helping children cope with grief after student suicides

Coping with the anguish of a loved one’s death by suicide can be an overwhelming challenge for those individuals who were closely associated with the deceased. And when the suicide victim is a teen student, it devastates not only his/her parents and family members, but also other students and peer groups. Student suicides also result
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Young, traumatized survivors of gun violence face significant shortage of mental health resources

February 21, 2018   0 Comments

Young, traumatized survivors of gun violence face significant shortage of mental health resources

When it comes to discussions on gun violence in the United States, repeated references are made to Chicago’s strict gun control laws or apparent failure thereof. The Windy City’s gun laws were reasonably strict even a decade ago, but successive court rulings have diluted many restrictive provisions. The significant increase in Chicago’s homicides, particularly in
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Utah County launches awareness campaign to limit opioid use and prevent addiction

February 19, 2018   0 Comments

Utah County launches awareness campaign to limit opioid use and prevent addiction

Utah is among the most severely impacted states by the opioid epidemic in the United States. From 2013-2015, the state ranked seventh nationwide for deaths from drug overdose. From 2000-2015, there was a 400 percent increase in deaths from the abuse/misuse of prescription drugs. Prescription opioid-related deaths have been significantly higher in specific counties and
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Academic accommodations help University of Iowa students with disabilities get over obstacles in learning

February 15, 2018   0 Comments

Academic accommodations help University of Iowa students with disabilities get over obstacles in learning

Finding the right college or university is a challenge for every student. This challenge becomes even more daunting for students with learning disabilities (LDs). Even academic institutions are found struggling because LDs are considered “non-apparent disabilities” due to the absence of outward signs. Although federal law mandates American colleges and universities to offer certain services
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Psychiatric medications under-prescribed in youth with ADHD and other mental disorders, finds study

February 6, 2018   0 Comments

Psychiatric medications under-prescribed in youth with ADHD and other mental disorders, finds study

Over the last few years, psychiatric medications have become popular for treating emotional or behavioral difficulties in children and adolescents. Significant increases were previously observed in the prescriptions of anti-stimulants, antidepressants and antipsychotic medicines for children with psychiatric disorders. This led to widespread concerns that instead of being made to undergo therapy, children and adolescents
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Participating in childhood sports protects mental health of traumatized children, finds study

February 1, 2018   0 Comments

Participating in childhood sports protects mental health of traumatized children, finds study

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are stressful or traumatic events which can significantly impact the development trajectory of children and adolescents. ACEs include physical or sexual abuse, neglect, witnessing or being involved in domestic violence, and death or incarceration of a parent. Recent research showed that 34 million American children (46.3 percent) aged between 0 and
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