What is a parent to do? For millions of children across America, they may be denied an entire year of education due to the Corona virus crisis. Allow me to explain: Most teachers do not want to return to the classrooms for fear of contacting the virus or spreading it to family members who are … Continue reading The real education crisis students face in Covid-19 times.
Did I mention in my last blog it’s an election year? While all of our so-called leaders argue about virus treatment and blame each other for all the problems in our country, it appears Americans are about to send one very clear message to them. GET SERIOUS ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS AND ADDICTION! It’s not only … Continue reading How important is mental illness and addiction to Americans?
Snapchat just started a service where if a user types in certain words (depression, suicide, PTSD, they get directed to services and videos that may help someone in distress. The thought behind this is 1) more younger people use snapchat and might seek help there and 2) the videos vanish after 24 hours so privacy … Continue reading Are social media apps the answer for mental illness?
Ok I heard that a political party is to blame for increased suicides. To put this in the realm of this epidemic into the garbage of politics is insulting to victims and their loved ones. While the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working on the ‘coronavirus’ emergency, they also released the latest … Continue reading Child and teen suicide is the real health emergency from the CDC.
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?
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?
I hope everyone has a healthy, safe and happy Thanksgiving and same to your loved ones. The holidays can be rough on people who may be on their own or dealing with some issues. I can say there are some great people on Twitter I have gotten to know in the mental health community, and … Continue reading Why are emergency rooms the new gateway for mental health help?