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Why Does Today’s Youth Feel Alone, Even In Their Relationships?

Posted on September 09, 2019
The short answer is that the young adults and teenagers of today feel alone in their relationships because we…
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The Dangerous Consequences of Classroom Consequences

Posted on September 03, 2019
The second-grade boy was a mess. Mom and dad were both suffering from opioid use disorders, and child protective…
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Youth ERA Launches Website Offering Youth Peer Support Through Online Articles and Resources

Posted on August 28, 2019
“I’m feeling depressed; what should I do?” “My friend is having thoughts of suicide. How do I help?” “How do…
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SAMSHA and CMHS Want to Address Children’s School Based Mental Health

Posted on August 17, 2019
Dennis Embry is a prominent prevention scientist in the United States and Canada, Scientific Advisor for the Children’s Mental Health…
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A Champion for Childrens Mental Health at SAMHSA Moves On – His Leadership Will Be Missed

Posted on August 11, 2019
It has been a little over a month since I got the call from Gary Blau, Chief, Child,…
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Presidential Tone Deafness, Civility and Hope

Posted on July 29, 2019
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Coming Next Week – An Apology Letter to the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC)

Posted on July 05, 2019
The Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC) met earlier this week, and after reviewing the agenda for the…
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Rookie Therapists, Rookie Family Support

Posted on June 28, 2019
“Thank you for the opportunity to work with your son,” the therapist said at our last appointment. “I’ve learned so…
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Schools in England Teach Mindfulness. Where Does the U.S. Stand?

Posted on June 21, 2019
In February 2019, Damien Hinds, the British Secretary of Education, announced that students nationwide would be gradually introduced to…