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Urban life shapes the mental health of city dwellers and although cities provide access to health, education and economic gain, urban environments are often detrimental to mental health. Increasing urbanization over the next three decades will be accompanied by a growing population of children and adolescents living in cities.
Approximately $111 million will start to be disbursed this year to provide a variety of health care services for families and their children as part of the Blueprint for Maryland's Future education reform plan.
Despite San Francisco expanding its capacity to care for those struggling with mental health issues and drug addiction, dozens of treatment beds are routinely sitting empty. San Francisco over the past three years has added about 350 mental health and addiction treatment beds, marking a 16% jump in capacity and bringing the city's total to about 2,550 beds.
The New Hampshire Senate passed a bill that would create a three-year pilot program to provide state park passes to recovery and community mental health centers. Under Senate Bill 387, sponsored by Dover Democrat Sen. David Watters, centers registered with the Department of Health and Human Services would be eligible for one or more passes.
Too often, health care workers wait to seek counseling or addiction treatment, causing their work and patient care to suffer, said Jean Branscum, CEO of the Montana Medical Association, an industry group representing doctors.
While the mental health of students remains a top concern of many in the education field, federal data reveals that it's not all bad news. Or at the very least, not getting worse in all areas and potentially improving in some. The National Center for Education Statistics released its biennial Crime, Violence, Discipline, and Safety in U.S. Public Schools report covering the 2021-22 academic year.
A significant number of Wisconsin teens have reported struggling with anxiety, depression and thoughts of suicide in recent years. Experts say promoting positive mental health in infants and toddlers could help children feel more connected later in life.
Maternal mental illness is the leading cause of pregnancy-related deaths in the U.S., according to a new evidence review, but national initiatives developed to combat the issue often fail to prioritize mental health.
A new study from the Texas A&M University School of Public Health suggests that city dwellers who have more exposure to urban green spaces require fewer mental health services.
In January, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook's parent company Meta, appeared at a congressional hearing to answer questions about how social media potentially harms children. Zuckerberg opened by saying: "The existing body of scientific work has not shown a causal link between using social media and young people having worse mental health."