Posts Tagged as "mental health"

With Youth Depression, Young People Often the ‘First Responders’

Jun. 12, 2014 / By
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LAFAYETTE, Calif. — High school sophomore Kelly Morimoto says when her friend first came to her to talk about his depression she was “shocked.” No one, after all, had ever spoken to her about how to respond in these kinds of situations...

Why Teens Are The Most Stressed Out Age Group

Jun. 2, 2014 / By
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Every day Wilson High School senior Victoria Leigh has a full plate. She gets to school at 7:30 am, attends classes, holds drama club meetings during lunch, continues on with classes and then attends an AP study session in anticipation of an upcoming final exam...

Youth Radio Podcast: This Isn’t Just Teen Angst. It’s Depression

Mar. 2, 2014 / By
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Today on the Youth Radio podcast, we talk to an advocate for teens afflicted with mental illness about whether there’s a link between gun violence and mental illness...

After Parents’ Deportation, U.S. Children Face Mental Struggles

Feb. 18, 2014 / By
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New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula

Above: Myrna Orozco says that her therapist diagnosed her with PTSD, but she had to stop seeing the therapist because she could not afford it anymore...

Long Beach Mental Health Resources

Feb. 12, 2014 / By
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This is not intended to be a complete list of resources in Long Beach. The agencies listed should not be interpreted as a recommendation or an endorsement by the City of Long Beach...

A Case for Investing in Mental Health Services to Prevent Violence

Dec. 30, 2013 / By
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Since the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School last November, there has been a continued national discussion prioritizing mental healthcare as a means to end violence in communities...

Study: ACA Could Close Mental Health Treatment Gap

Oct. 27, 2013 / By
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New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram

 Editor’s Note: Despite the fact that one in six Californians has a mental health issue, private insurers historically have lacked coverage for mental health treatment, and public health programs don’t offer enough, resulting in many patients not getting the treatment they need...

Stressed Out: LB Residents Share What Causes Stress & How To Manage It

Oct. 20, 2013 / By
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Stress can be a good thing. We usually think about stress in a negative light, but in certain situations, stress can save your life...

Suit Alleges Mistreatment of California Minors With Mental Health Problems

Aug. 14, 2013 / By
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The Center for Public Integrity, News Report, Susan Ferriss

Minors with mental health problems and other disabilities are held in “unconscionable conditions” of 23-hour solitary confinement and deliberately cut off from education and other rehabilitation at a San Francisco Bay Area juvenile hall, alleges a lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court in Northern California...

Amazing Testimonials From Local Youth Describing Their Mental Health Experiences

Aug. 8, 2013 / By
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To some, mental health may be a faceless problem. If they are not currently dealing with some form of mental health problem, they may not be able to comprehend why it’s so important that we as a society make sure that resources are available to anyone with a mental health issue...

Ending the Stigma against Mental Health

Jun. 21, 2013 / By
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15 percent of teens with depression will eventually develop bipolar disorder. Photo by Sharafenna Williams.

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Mental Health Matters: A Story About Bullying

May. 31, 2013 / By
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Amanda Bencomo, right, and Dahlia Chavez, left, present on
bullying during a Peace 90805 workshop on April 13...