Tag:Mental health

  • The secrets of success: More sadness, anxiety in high achievers 

    A stack of studies chronicles worrisome trends in adolescent mental health. Over a decade, youth depression has increased significantly. Nearly one-third of high schoolers report depressive symptoms, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Other federal data show 13% of adolescents experienced a “major” depressive episode…

  • Proposal To Expand Rural Mental Health Services Faces Obstacles

    McCrory administration officials say a plan to convert vacant beds at struggling rural hospitals into mental health and substance abuse crisis facilities would use money from the sale of the state’s Dorothea Dix property to alleviate a growing public health need. But even if the proposal is approved, it’s unclear…

  • A New Path for Mental Health

    It is in the best interest of taxpayers to ensure that mental-health interventions for severely impaired or poor patients are timely and cost-effective.

  • Mental Health Screening…Coming to a School Near You

    There’s no disputing the fact that many children today are troubled. Rising youth suicide rates and outbreaks of school-based violence have policymakers and parents on high alert. Acknowledging our juvenile mental health problem is easy indeed; reaching consensus on how and where to diagnose children’s emotional maladies is another matter…

  • Mental Health Reform’s ‘Perfect Storm’

    GREENSBORO — So far, mental health reform in North Carolina has not gone smoothly. A report card recently issued by the North Carolina Psychiatric Association said that mental health reform “ran into a perfect storm’ of adverse events, among them budget problems, Medicaid shortfalls and increased populations of those needing…

  • Counties Take Forward Step on Mental Health

    North Carolina counties have submitted the first part of their strategic plans to reform mental-health care. The actions, required by state law, represent a large step forward in a process that is expected to be completed by 2007. The state plans to close Dorothea Dix Hospital in Raleigh and John…