School-based interventions are effective at reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety in adolescents immediately post-intervention, but based on current evidence we can’t be confident that these reductions are sustained.
The year 2020 has been a tough one already, even though we are only about half-way through. And it has had the potential to be especially traumatic for those in minority communities, with racial inequities at the forefront in our nation, coupled with a pandemic that disproportionately affects people of color.
The COVID-19 pandemic appears to have negative consequences for the mental health of the people who get infected, the healthcare professionals caring for them, and the population as a whole, researchers report.
Before the COVID-19 outbreak affected every segment of the population, in what feels like another lifetime, Americans lived a life of collective malaise. And whether you realised it or not, our way of life was subverting your true, genuine happiness.
The impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on the mental health of children should not be underestimated with a “significant number suffering from PTSD” because of COVID-19, charities have warned.
Sixty percent said they’re feeling lonely. And more than half said they’re feeling anxious.
One of the unique aspects of the CANS assessment is the ability to focus on the whole picture: one that highlights both current strengths and needs as a decision support tool within the Wraparound planning process. A strengths perspective highlights the skills and abilities, attributes and features, attitudes and values, culture, and preferences of youth and families and encourages us to utilize those strengths in planning.