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    New Studies Highlight Trends in Child and Youth Mental Health

New Studies Highlight Trends in Child and Youth Mental Health

Two reports released in recent weeks provide updated views of mental health trends among children and youth.

On Nov. 13, 2013, JAMA Psychiatry published a study based on data from 1995-2010, titled “National Trends in the Mental Health Care of Children, Adolescents, and Adults by Office-Based Physicians.”

The other report, “Psychotropic Medication Use Among Adolescents: United States, 2005–2010” appears in a National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) data brief for December published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Office Visits for Children with Psychiatric Disorders are Increasing
The past several years have seen an increasing number of office visits […]

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A CNN Story: It’s About NAMI, So Listen Up!

There’s usually a back story to any main event.

In this case, the main event is a special feature by CNN, My Son is Mentally Ill, So Listen Up,”  a 10-minute video documentary and story by Wayne Drash.

The story is about Stephanie Escamilla of San Antonio and her 14-year-old son “Daniel” (a pseudonym because of his age) and his experience living with mental illness.

The feature was unveiled on the CNN website on Dec. 11. In addition, CNN’s chief medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta in news broadcasts on Dec. 12-13 discussed Daniel’s recovery, calling it “a daily struggle.”

Drash posted another video […]

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NAMI Family-to-Family

What is NAMI’s Family-to-Family Program?
The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a free, 12-week course for family caregivers of individuals with severe mental illnesses.

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