Behavioral Health

  • Suicide Risk in Kids With Adverse Childhood Experiences Exacerbated by Pandemic

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    Suicide and suicidal thoughts among high school students who have accumulated adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) became a concern among health care professionals before 2020. But the “social and educational disruptions during the COVID-19 pandemic have exacerbated concerns about adolescents’ mental health and suicidal behavior,” according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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  • Screen Young People Aged 8-18 for Anxiety, USPSTF Recommends

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    The recent recommendation by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) that children and adolescents aged 8 to 18 years be screened for anxiety is likely to trigger family conversations about the topic and in turn, spur long-overdue treatment.

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  • Post-Uvalde, TMA Urges State Support for Mental Health Care and Child Interventions

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    With state lawmakers charting a path forward after the Robb Elementary school shooting in Uvalde last month, TMA is offering stories of hope that illustrate promising potential solutions: investments in mental health systems that can intervene before a troubled youth becomes a perpetrator of gun violence.

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  • Physicians Testify on COVID-19 Impact on Children’s Physical and Mental Health

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    Children and adolescents face myriad physical and mental health risks as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to physicians and other health experts who recently testified before a U.S. House Energy and Commerce subcommittee.

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  • Mental Health Care for New Moms Costs Texas $2.2 Billion Each Year, Report Says

    Texas spends about $2.2 billion each year helping young mothers and their children deal with maternal mental health condition, according to a report released today.

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  • Need Help Treating Pediatric Patients With Mental Health Problems?

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    The restrictions in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic have created unique challenges for children and teens, including isolation from friends and classmates, uncertainty about the future, and concerns about health and safety.

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