Would you let your child get screened for mental health issues at school?

When I was in school, a long time ago in a galaxy far far away, it was common to have hearing test every year given by the school nurse. So what’s one more test, right? Many parents say ‘not my child’? This stems from a proposed bill in Utah. If passed, students,with parent permission, would … Continue reading Would you let your child get screened for mental health issues at school?

Is QPR the strategy to help those on the edge of suicide?

I have been writing of late about the lack of mental health personnel to help so many in dire need. Professionals from teachers to pediatricians are getting trained on how to spot young people with potential problems and help get them assistance. I have listed a plethora of statistics about mental health and suicide in … Continue reading Is QPR the strategy to help those on the edge of suicide?

Updated: Reality of children’s mental health issues are terrifying with few answers.

This was a very hard piece of writing to do. Lot of hurt thinking of kids that aren’t here that could be had they got the help they needed. Others are going through immense suffering with little or no help available One in three children – all the way through teenage years – are faced … Continue reading Updated: Reality of children’s mental health issues are terrifying with few answers.