MONDAY, Sept. 18, 2017 -- Many parents don't believe schools are prepared to help students with mental health problems and serious physical health issues, a new survey finds.
While 77 percent of parents were certain that schools would be able to provide first aid for minor issues such as cuts, they were less confident that schools could respond to more challenging health situations.
TUESDAY, Sept. 12, 2017 -- Children may have a more difficult time coping with the devastating hurricanes that have recently hit the United States, an expert says.
"Compared to adults, children suffer more from exposure to disasters, including psychological, behavioral, and physical problems, as well as difficulties learning in school," Jessica Dym Bartlett, a senior research scientist at Child Trends, said in that organization's news release.
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 13, 2017 -- Although older people have the highest suicide rates in the United States, a new study finds suicide attempts by younger adults -- especially those with mental disorders and less education -- are now on the rise.
The findings support a suicide prevention focus on young people who are poorer, "especially those who have made previous suicide attempts and those who have common mood, anxiety and personality disorders," said the study's lead author, Dr. Mark Olfson. He is a professor of psychiatry and epidemiology at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City.
SUNDAY, Aug. 13, 2017 -- Many children look forward to heading back to school, but an expert in child psychology notes that the new school year can cause anxiety for some kids.
The start of the school year may be especially stressful for some children in a transition year, such as going into kindergarten, into middle school or to a new school, according to Rachel Busman. She's a senior clinical psychologist at the Child Mind Institute in New York City.