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“The Best Reporting on Children With Post-Traumatic Stress”

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This June 24, 2014 NBC10.com article offers a collection of articles from across the country discussing the issue of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in civilian children and teens here in the United States

Regions of the brain affected by PTSD and stress.

Regions of the brain affected by PTSD and stress. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


“Kids Seeking Mental Health Services Face Long Wait Times in Philly”

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This August 1, 2013 article found on the NBC10 Philadelphia website talks about the long wait time experienced by kids who need mental health care.  The article mentions the required time that a child is to be seen in, but also states that reality can be very different from that requirement.


“1 in 5 U.S. Kids Has a Mental Health Disorder: CDC”

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This May 16, 2013 article on the Philly.com website talks about CDC findings that show 1 in 5 kids has a diagnosable mental illness.

May 9, 2013 is Childrens’ Mental Health Awareness Day

SAMHSA Childrens' MH Awareness Day Logo 2013

May 9, 2013 is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

“The Stigma Attached to Mental Illness”


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This video on YouTube was Published on Feb 6, 2013 and is a segment of the Ricki Lake show where the topic was mental health treatment and stigma.  I was very pleased with how the topic was presented the topic targets parents of children with mental illnesses, but many of the things faced by kids with mental illnesses in the way society views them and their families doesn’t end just because the child turned 18 it is a lifelong issue for many.



“Troubled Children, Part 1 and 2”

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This October 22, 2006 NY Times Video describes what life is like for a 10-year-old girl and her family.  The girl has multiple mental health diagnosis that make even simple everyday things a challenge.


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