1-in-7 Manitoban children diagnosed with mental disorder

http://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/ Michelle Gerwing A new study out of the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP) at the University of Manitoba says one out of every seven Manitoban children are being diagnosed with a mental health disorder. The study titled ‘The Mental Health of Manitoba’s Children’ looked at data from 2009-2013 for children aged 6-19. Researchers READ MORE

CHEO and the Royal shrink wait times for mental health services

metronews.ca By: Ryan Tumilty Metro New approach puts patients at centre of decision making. Wait times for children with mental problems plummeted last year as a new one-size-doesn’t-fit-all approach has shrunk waits from months to mere weeks. In a recently released report, CHEO and the Royal Ottawa Hospital both revealed that the wait times for READ MORE

Conference addresses youth mental health

www.postcrescent.com For those caring for youth with social, emotional and behavioral challenges, it’s easy to feel alone. The Children Come First Conference Nov. 16-17 in the Wisconsin Dells is an opportunity for caregivers to connect with each other and learn from experts on children’s mental health. As USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin’s Kids in Crisis series has shown, Wisconsin has high rates READ MORE

Changes could come to mental health services in Halton schools

insidehalton.com By Julia Le The Halton Region Health Department is eyeing changes to the way it delivers mental health services in Halton schools. It’s looking to shift funding and resources that support individuals in schools experiencing mental health issues to enhance early years mental health promotion. Halton Medical Officer of Health Dr. Hamidah Meghani told READ MORE

What obsessive-compulsive disorder in kids looks like in school

www.washingtonpost.com By Valerie Strauss People with obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, suffer from unwanted and intrusive thoughts that they can’t seem to get out of their heads, called obsessions, which often compel them to perform ritualistic behaviors and routines, or compulsions, over and over to try to ease their anxiety. Children and teens may not realize they READ MORE

Cyberbullying Hurts Even More For Teens Facing Mental Illness

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/ 09/19/2016 ICQ was the big thing when I was a kid. It was one of the Internet’s first live chat rooms, very popular with the kids in the early years when it was still referred to as “the Worldwide Web” and your dial-up modem took 10 minutes at minimum to connect, so you had READ MORE

Taking care of back-to-school mental health

ithacajournal.com Henry D. Gerson, MD, Special to the Ithaca Journal Changes to schedules and diet, as well as being away from family, can bring a lot of stress to college students A student’s first few weeks on campus include excitement and new opportunities, but it is also a time that brings a lot of stress. READ MORE

Screening Mental Health In Kindergarten Is Way Too Late, Experts Say

npr.org This story is part of our NPR Ed series on mental health and schools. When it comes to children’s brains, Rahil Briggs describes them as … sticky. “Whatever we throw, sticks. That’s why they can learn Spanish in six months when it takes us six years,” says the New York City based child psychologist, READ MORE

1 in 5 teens has considered suicide: Kids Help Phone

http://www.cbc.ca/ – Sep 08, 2016 – The Canadian Press ‘Do we teach young people from a very young age to talk about suicide, to talk about mental health?’ A new study suggests that one in five Canadian teens has seriously considered attempting suicide in the previous year. The survey by Kids Help Phone found that 22 per READ MORE

Recognizing mental illness in children

thejakartapost.com Hello Sehat Like adults, children can also experience mental health problems, which could affect their growth and development. It is not easy to identify mental health issues in children. Some cases of mental illness in children are genetic. Parents must understand what kinds of mental illnesses can affect children, as well as the causes READ MORE