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Selective Mutism: an Often Misunderstood Diagnosis

March 4, 2019

Dr. Rachel Busman writes for U.S. News and World Report about how children with this disorder are more than “just shy.”

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2019 Katz Conversation: Dr. Harold S. Koplewicz in Conversation with Chuck Schwab, founder and chairman of the Charles Schwab Corporation

February 27, 2019

March 12 at 10AM PST & 1PM EST
Live from Facebook HQ in Menlo Park, CA
The 2019 Adam Jeffrey Katz Memorial Conversation will feature Chuck Schwab, founder and chairman of the Charles Schwab Corporation, in a compelling and revealing look into the experience of struggling and succeeding with dyslexia. The event takes place at Facebook’s offices in Menlo Park and will be streamed live across the country on Child Mind Institute channels.

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Teens say anxiety and depression are among the top serious challenges for their peers

February 21, 2019

Dr. Harold S. Koplewicz and Child Mind Institute patient, Alex Crotty, appear on NBC Nightly News in response to a new study from the Pew Research Center which reports: the vast majority of teens — 7 in 10 — say anxiety and depression are major challenges for their peers, ahead of bullying, drug use and alcohol consumption. Click here for the report and watch the NBC segment starting at the 15-minute mark here.

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Public Shaming: a Misguided Parenting Trend

February 19, 2019

It’s in vogue in the digital age, and all wrong for our kids. The Child Mind Institute’s Dr. Caroline Mendel suggests these disciplinary approaches instead in a piece for US News and World Report.

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The 8 Best Books on How to Raise Toddlers, According to Child-Development Experts

February 15, 2019

Dr. Stephanie Lee was consulted on the 8 Best Books on How to Raise Toddlers.

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NBC Learn’s “Get Healthy – Mental Health”

February 14, 2019

The Child Mind Institute's Alexandra Hamlett, PhD was interviewed for NBC Learn’s “Get Healthy – Mental Health.” This program is shared by NBC with educators across the country to watch with their students. She is included in a 10-part collection that highlights vital tips that can help kids start leading a healthier lifestyle. The program is narrated by NBC News’ Morgan Radford.

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Self-harm images on Instagram show how difficult it is to police content online

February 7, 2019

It’s not clear whether there is a cause-and-effect relationship between being exposed to self-harm behaviors and engaging in them, Lindsey Giller, a clinical psychologist at the Child Mind Institute in New York, told Quartz. However, if someone is vulnerable or had already started harming themselves, seeing similar images can “definitely” be triggering, and even cause them to go back to these behaviors, she added.

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Instagram to hide self-harm images in the wake of rising teen suicides

February 4, 2019

“When there are children and adolescents who are having thoughts of self-harm and suicide, we do know there can be a contagion effect,” Dr. Joanna Stern, a program director at the Child Mind Institute, told NBC News. Stern said it isn't likely that children and adolescents who aren’t thinking about self-harm will be compelled to hurt themselves if exposed to the self-harm content on social media, but it is a risk for young people who are already thinking about it.

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Emma Stone Joins Child Mind Institute Board of Directors

January 31, 2019

Academy Award-winning actress Emma Stone, who has played a critical role in raising awareness of mental health disorders and helping to decrease stigma by candidly sharing her own battle with anxiety, will join the Child Mind Institute’s Board of Directors.

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How Emma Stone — Who Battles Anxiety — Works to Shatter Mental Health Disorder Stigmas

January 31, 2019

Now, the Academy Award-winning actress, 30, plans to continue helping other kids struggling with mental health and learning disorders by joining the Board of Directors at the Child Mind Institute — a nonprofit organization dedicated to doing just that.

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