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During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Associations with Poor Mental Health and Suicidal Behaviors Among High School Students

Adverse Childhood Experiences — Adolescent Behaviors and Experiences Survey, United States, January–June 2021 Weekly / October 14, 2022 / 71(41);1301–1305 Kayla N. Anderson, PhD 1 ; Elizabeth A. Swedo, MD 1 ; Eva Trinh, PhD 2 ; Colleen M. Ray, PhD 1 ; Kathleen H. Krause, PhD 3 ; Jorge V. Verlenden, PhD 3 ; Heather B. Clayton, PhD 1 ; Andrés Villaveces, MD 1 ; Greta M. Massetti, PhD 1 ; Phyllis Holditch Niolon, PhD 1 ( View author affiliations ) Summary What is already known about this topic?

How to Help Survivors of Extreme Climate Events (

By Elaine Miller-Karas MSW, LCSW Building Resiliency to Trauma Psychology Today, September 30, 2022 Mental health can suffer after extreme climate events. KEY POINTS Mental health conditions exacerbated by natural disasters include post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and anxiety. After a disaster, the number of people needing assistance from the mental health systems strains or exceeds community capacity. There are simple strategies helpers can use to help survivors restore...

As We Transition to the Recovery Phase of Hurricane Ian “Look out for the Helpers”

The last 24 hours have reminded us of our individual vulnerability, as well as the vulnerability of our community and our state. Hurricane Ian is an example of a traumatic event in the third realm of ACEs that can bring about increased stress and strong emotional reactions. We acknowledge that this can be an incredibly challenging time for many and we encourage people to stay connected, reach out for help when needed, and support each other as you are able. This is how we can build...

Please join us for screening of the Hiding In Plain Sight:Teen Mental Health on Thursday, September 22, 2022

Upcoming documentary screening in Jax Hope Street e quips ALL who touch the lives of children with what they need, so they can give children what they need by a ddressing the effects of early adversity and relational trauma through the Connecting, Empowering, and Correcting Principles of Trust Based Relational Intervention ® developed at TCU by Drs. Karyn Purvis and David Cross. TBRI ® considers the whole child—brain, biology, behavior, body, and beliefs. Seeing all behavior as...

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