The battle against chronic illness is long, expensive and can involve a lot of guesswork. But closer monitoring of our body in real time is improving chances for better long-term health – and, ultimately, quality of life.
Recently, The Chronicle Herald published a story titled "Young people need more access to mental health services – volunteer." While I agree with this message, we must also begin to think about how we can better provide mental health care, and not just keep applying a model of mental health services that does not appropriately meet the needs of young people and their families.
This week is Brain Awareness Week (BAW). BAW is an international campaign dedicated to advancing public awareness about the progress and benefits of brain research.
Ever wonder where funding for mental health research goes? Or how research evidence informs medicine and practice?
If you're the parent of a tween or teen, chances are you've been asked to leave the room during your child's visit to the doctor so they can have a private chat. Now of course I believe that teenagers should have a trusting relationship with their doctors.
Good piece today in on BBC about how sleep and teens
The case of Vince Li, the man who beheaded a victim aboard a Greyhound bus last year, made international headlines yesterday as judge ruled Mr. Li was not criminally responsible due to mental illness. The ruling means that Vince Li will be treated in a mental institution instead of going to prison.
Mental disorders collectively constitute the largest burden of disease in young people. They have substantial negative short- and long-term outcomes across many domains, yet early identification and effective intervention can improve outcomes and can often lead to recovery.
In a greater effort to share mental health knowledge with families, youth, health professionals and educators teenmentalhealth.org is launching a new newsletter!
Teenagers are known for risk-taking, novelty seeking, reckless behaviour and impulsivity.