Science and Research

The Teen Brain and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Harry Kimball

October 18, 2017

The 2017 Children’s Mental Health Report looks at how brain development is responsible for normal teen behaviors and some serious challenges. Hannah's story illustrates how she got better with knowledge, acceptance, and honesty.

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In The News

Teen Anxiety: Front-Page News, Still in the Shadows

Harry Kimball

October 13, 2017

A New York Times article paints a compassionate picture of the adolescent anxiety epidemic. But far too many teens still don’t get help, particularly when they are poor or disruptive.

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Anxiety,

In The News

Instagram Takes Steps to Protect Mental Health

Caroline Miller

October 3, 2017

Spurred by reports that it is the worst social media platform for youth mental health, Instagram has rolled out tools to allow users to block specific commenters, and to anonymously report dangerous or suicidal posts.

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In The News

Talking to Kids About Charlottesville

August 17, 2017

After the deadly violence in the streets of Charlottesville, our  children need help understanding what these distressing events mean for our country. Even when the actions and opinions of others run counter to our values, kids need us to be clear about what we believe in.

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Pop Culture

Netflix’s ‘Atypical’ Splits Autism Community

Beth Arky

August 15, 2017

Not since 'Parenthood' has a TV show created such a stir in the autism community as Netflix’s new dramedy 'Atypical,' a coming-of-age series about a high school senior on the spectrum and his family.

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Mental Health

Dr. Koplewicz and Dior Vargas Talk Mental Health in Video Series

July 12, 2017

'Head Talks,' an online platform for informative and inspiring talks on mental well-being and the mind, recently featured Child Mind Institute President Harold S. Koplewicz and Dior Vargas from Project UROK.

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Science and Research

Open Science: Healthy Brain Network Biobank Takes Off!

Marijayne Bushey

July 7, 2017

It’s been several weeks since the Healthy Brain Network Biobank released its first round of publically shared data. Since then, I’ve been curious about a few basic questions: · Are people interested in the data? · What do they think of it? · How many have made a request for the data? · What fields do they represent? · What kinds of questions might be answered by the data set?

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Stigma

The Cost of Silence on Mental Illness

Caroline Miller

June 28, 2017

Stephen Hinshaw offers us a powerful reminder of the damage that shame and secrecy can do in "Another Kind of Madness," a gripping memoir of his father's struggle with mental illness and its effect on the whole family.

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Science and Research

Healthy Brain Network Biobank: Bringing Big Data to Child Mental Health

Marijayne Bushey

June 21, 2017

The Healthy Brain Network Biobank is the most ambitious and comprehensive collection of data in the neuropsychiatry field, and it’s now open for business. The Biobank houses 664 sets of psychiatric, behavioral, cognitive and lifestyle data alongside structural MRI, resting state fMRI, EEG and much more.

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Self-Advocacy

13 Reasons Why Not

Caroline Miller

May 29, 2017

A group of high school seniors recorded their own messages about their struggles, and their suicidal feelings, but with a very different goal: to support each other.

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