Alabama's youth denied services
. . . protection needed in all states []
Bill to end restraints in schools
GeorgeMiller.jpg To make sure schools are safe arenas for youngsters, California's Rep. George Miller reintroduced a bill to end trauma-inducing punishments. []
Mental Health Care in the College Community, Editors Jerald Kay and Victor Schwartz
MentalHealthCollege.jpeg College educators now recognize that promoting mental health for students plays a key role in achievement. A new book, says Anna Scheyett, fills a gap about planning and implementing essential services. Read her review of Mental Health Care in the College Community. []
Mental Health Care in the College Community, Editors Jerald Kay and Victor Schwartz
MentalHealthCollege.jpeg College educators now recognize that promoting mental health for students plays a key role in achievement. A new book, says Anna Scheyett, fills a gap about planning and implementing essential services. Read her review of Mental Health Care in the College Community. []
Teen drug use fluctuates, says NIDA
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the University of MIchigan released a report on drug use among adolescents indicating slight changes for most drugs. []
College now a different scene
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As students load and unload school backpacs, there is greater awareness of the emotional transition many will make. In addition to the anxieties of a new semester, . . . []
Stigma starts early in childhood
Children believe if someone tries hard enough, he or she can overcome ADHD or depression, suggest authors. . . []
Mental health for women, student vets
Hearings to improve services for veterans with special attention to women and students were held with reference to three pending bills. One (HR 784) will list vacancies for mental health jobs in VA facilities. Another (HR 785) proposes "a pilot program to provide outreach and training to certain college and university mental health centers relating to the mental health of veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, and for other purposes. A third bill (HR 1211) "Women Veterans... []
$2000 prize for student activists
The New York-based Jed Foundation which works for suicide prevention is sponsoring a contest for college students who have raised mental health issues at their school. Entrance requirements for submitting a video by Feb. 13 are available at the Jed Foundation.... []
Highway to wellness
. . .includes mental health []
Risky college-age drinking
iStock photoNearly half of those between the ages of 18 and 24 are enrolled in college. And nearly half of those sampled in an epidemiological survey reported a mental health or substance use concern. But only one-quarter of the students sampled (n=2188) said they sought treatment. Comparing non-students to students, the college students were more likely to show alcohol dependence; non-students were more likely to have a nicotine dependence. Authors of the study appearing in the Archives of General Psychiatry... []
Resources for college students
To help colleges meet the needs of students with a mental illness, two resources were recently released. Building Bridges from SAMHSA is a rich resource describing problems students have encountered, offering solutions student consumers recommend, and providing community resources. The Jed Foundation makes available Student Mental Health and the Law which answers questions about disabilities, the law, and services. Each is available in a pdf download.... []
School-based settings accounted for treatment for emotional or behavioral problems for roughly 3 million adolescents.
Read the report from the Office of Applied Studies.... []
Michelle's Law (HR 2851) goes to president
The Senate passed a bill (HR 2851) allowing college students to retain their insurance if they are health issues require taking a leave of absence. The measure, which the House approved in July, was named for a student named Michelle who died of colon cancer.... []
Michelle's Law (HR 2851) goes to president
The Senate passed a bill (HR 2851) allowing college students to retain their insurance if they are health issues require taking a leave of absence. The measure, which the House approved in July, was named for a student named Michelle who died of colon cancer.... []
Michelle's Law (HR 2851) goes to president
The Senate passed a bill (HR 2851) allowing college students to retain their insurance if they are health issues require taking a leave of absence. The measure, which the House approved in July, was named for a student named Michelle who died of colon cancer.... []
Michelle's Law (HR 2851) goes to president
The Senate passed a bill (HR 2851) allowing college students to retain their insurance if they are health issues require taking a leave of absence. The measure, which the House approved in July, was named for a student named Michelle who died of colon cancer.... []
Colleges proactive about mental health
The needs of students attending college while managing a mental illness are being addressed more openly than ever before. In the month of September, typically associated with "back-to-school" news, NPR aired stories about managing depression, and campus organization such as Active Minds, Graduate students are writing about how knowledge of one's illness can influence how to select a program. Last week the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law released a guide, Campus Mental Health with detailed information about legal rights... []
Colleges proactive about mental health
The needs of students attending college while managing a mental illness are being addressed more openly than ever before. In the month of September, typically associated with "back-to-school" news, NPR aired stories about managing depression, and campus organization such as Active Minds, Graduate students are writing about how knowledge of one's illness can influence how to select a program. Last week the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law released a guide, Campus Mental Health with detailed information about legal rights... []
Helping college students: PADs on campus
When college students need help because of a mental illness, schools often don't know where to turn. Helping college students: PADs on campus could offer an answer. Dean Anna Scheyett and Adrienne Rooks (School of Social Work, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) explain how psychiatric advance directives can enlist students, faculty and administrators. []
Helping college students: PADs on campus
When college students need help because of a mental illness, schools often don't know where to turn. Helping college students: PADs on campus could offer an answer. Dean Anna Scheyett and Adrienne Rooks (School of Social Work, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) explain how psychiatric advance directives can enlist students, faculty and administrators. []
Helping college students: PADs on campus
When college students need help because of a mental illness, schools often don't know where to turn. Helping college students: PADs on campus could offer an answer. Dean Anna Scheyett and Adrienne Rooks (School of Social Work, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) explain how psychiatric advance directives can enlist students, faculty and administrators. []
Helping college students: PADs on campus
When college students need help because of a mental illness, schools often don't know where to turn. Helping college students: PADs on campus could offer an answer. Dean Anna Scheyett and Adrienne Rooks (School of Social Work, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) explain how psychiatric advance directives can enlist students, faculty and administrators. []
Graduate school and mental illness...intertwined needs and success
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Success in graduate school, like recovery from mental illness, is step-by-step. K. R. Avilés-Vázquez describes how good mentoring became a partner for her. []
Violence, mental health and human rights
Several articles in the August 13 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association address the relationship between violence and mental health. Articles have an international focus, and examine the impact of combat and armed conflict for military personnel exposed to combat; child soldiers in Nepal; children in Indonesia; citizens exposed to violence in Liberia; and sexual violence toward women in India.... []

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