Rates of anxiety and depression among youth have soared over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. Last fall, a coalition of the nation’s leading experts in pediatric health declared a national emergency in child and adolescent mental health. Due to structural inequities, this mental health crisis is worst among …Read More »
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At a Glance: Seasonal Affective Disorder Feeling down this time of year?
Feeling a little post-holiday letdown? The winter blues? Not happy about the fact that spring break seems so far away? This time of year, many people often don’t feel like themselves, and while they may attribute these emotions to a variety of factors, it could be seasonal depression. What exactly …Read More »
Naming It, Overcoming It What I want my kids to know about depression
At not quite 3 years old, my oldest daughter is too young for a conversation about depression. But after the suicides of two beloved celebrities in June, I’m growing impatient to talk with her about my own experience with the disorder. Specifically, there are two things I learned in my …Read More »
New book sheds light on today’s kids, their behavior
Katherine Lewis, a mom of three, volunteer and Girl Scout leader, was perplexed. Kids today, it seemed to her, were more anxious, distracted and defiant. What was going on? She didn’t remember any of this behavior from her own childhood and found herself wondering “is this real,” she says. “Or …Read More »