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Youth Mental Health

In many ways the problems our children face are no different than their parents, but the problems have evolved. Bullying is now online, drugs are easier to get, and abuse, neglect and homelessness all persist. This episode of Stay Tuned looks at the mental health of our youth and how we can all help.

60% percent of kids experience some exposure to violence or a traumatic event.” – Megan Schacht

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Can troubled youths be spotted before they turn deadly?

Can troubled youths be spotted before they turn deadly?

By Don Dahler, CBS News. If there's one area of possible agreement in the Senate in the wake of last year's shooting massacre in Newtown, Conn., it's the need for improvements in the treatment of the mentally ill, with a focus on identifying troubled youths before they take a deadlymore …

Mental health safety net in St. Louis area is strained

Mental health safety net in St. Louis area is strained

By Jim Doyle and Virginia Young, St. Louis Post Dispatch. At a time when mental health issues have gained the nation’s attention, the region’s safety net for troubled individuals has become severely strained.more …

Effects of Bullying Last Into Adulthood, Study Finds

Effects of Bullying Last Into Adulthood, Study Finds

By Catherine Saint Louis, The New York Times. Victims of bullying at school, and bullies themselves, are more likely to experience psychiatric problems in childhood, studies have shown. Now researchers have found that elevated risk of psychiatric trouble extends into adulthood, sometimes even a decade after the intimidation has ended.more …

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