Kids’ Suicide-Related Hospital Visits Rise Sharply

NYT: Kids’ Suicide-Related Hospital Visits Rise Sharply From 2008 to 2015, the proportion of emergency room and hospital encounters for suicide-related diagnoses almost tripled. "...more and more of their inpatient beds at the children’s hospital were occupied by...

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Childhood trauma can lead to long-lasting health problems

Resilience may be the answer to recovering from youth stresses “There was always something on fire,” she recalled. With four decades of time and nearly an entire continent between her and the projects, Elizabeth Fitzgerald still carries the traces of her traumatic...

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Growing need exists for pediatric mental health services

National Alliance on Mental Illness says 50 percent of all chronic illness begins before age 14 Georgia (Albany) — Anxiety, conduct disorder, ADHD, depression, substance abuse, trauma, physical and sexual abuse, and cyberbullying are among the issues young people face...

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Guilderland CSD Proposes School-Based Mental Health Clinic

Among its proposed 2018-19 school year budget, the Guilderland Central School District Board of Education included the creation of a school-based mental health clinic, in partnership with Capital Region BOCES and Parsons Child and Family Center/Northern Rivers, to...

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Hadley-Luzerne bringing in school-based mental health clinic

Hadley-Luzerne is one of the latest school districts planning to bring in an outside health provider to provide school-based counseling services. School officials are working to establish an office for a representative from the Albany-based Parsons Child and Family...

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School-based health centers recoup most budget cuts  

Crains Health Pulse 4.3.18 April 03, 2018 @crainshealth  School-based health centers recoup most budget cuts The state budget for fiscal 2019 allocated $3.8 million to school-based health centers. The funding restored nearly all of the $4 million in cuts last year...

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Arm teachers with mental health providers

Montefiore's Dr. David Appel provides commentary to Pediatric News on Florida's recently passed gun control bill, namely, its inclusion of funding to expand mental health services for students through a simple, sustainable, and nonpolitical solution: the provision of...

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N.Y. advocates push for school mental health center

Funds needed as schools roll out mental health curriculum this fall, advocates say In a few months, New York will become the first state to require mental health education as part of its statewide school curriculum, and mental health advocates are urging the governor...

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NY Senate Defines School Shootings As Terrorism: Murphy

Senator Terrence Murphy (R-40) was a sponsor of a comprehensive safety plan to improve security and keep children safe at schools and other venues that recently passed the New York State Senate. The bill defines school shootings as terrorism and enables individuals to...

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NYS DOH Regional Training Schedule for SBHCs

School Based Health Center and School Based Health Center-Dental Regional Training Scheduled in 2018 The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), Bureau of Child Health, is inviting all current Article 28 sponsors to the 2018 School Based Health Center/School...

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