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  • 11 Aug 2014 11:47 AM | John Ossowski (Administrator)

    The effects of video games on mental health has been a topic of some controversy and debate. Nevertheless, this article points to new research showing small but significant developmental effects of video game playing among youth.

  • 11 Aug 2014 11:46 AM | John Ossowski (Administrator)
    Although fighting between parents affects each parent's relationship with their children, a new study shows that fathers' relationships were affected more. This article summarizes the study's findings and advises parents to fight fair - and keep it quick - for the sake of their children.

  • 11 Aug 2014 11:44 AM | John Ossowski (Administrator)
    This article describes the work of the Early Assessment and Support Alliance (EASA). EASA's approach intervenes early in the course of schizophrenia and focuses on socialization, family therapy, job and school assistance, and, in some cases, antipsychotic medication.

  • 11 Aug 2014 11:43 AM | John Ossowski (Administrator)
    According to a new study, health care reform is helping more youth access mental health treatment. Read about the findings in this article.

  • 11 Aug 2014 11:42 AM | John Ossowski (Administrator)
    This article summarizes the findings of a new study about predicting binge drinking among teens. Based on a number of factors, including genetics and personality traits, it may be possible to predict (with about 70% accuracy) which teens will become binge drinkers.

  • 11 Aug 2014 11:40 AM | John Ossowski (Administrator)
    Parents of children with mental health challenges often face higher levels of stress. A new study shows how mindfulness techniques can reduce parental stress and lead to better outcomes for the whole family.  Read more here.

  • 11 Aug 2014 11:38 AM | John Ossowski (Administrator)

    Although effects vary by race and sex, sexual minority, or LGB, youth are nearly 4 times more likely to attempt suicide than heterosexual peers. The full summary of a major new study can be found here.

  • 21 Jul 2014 2:52 PM | John Ossowski (Administrator)

    The State of Wyoming has issued an RFI to collect information, recommendations and cost considerations for implementing a risk-based care management entity within the state’s medicaid program.  Read more and respond today!

  • 21 Jul 2014 2:22 PM | John Ossowski (Administrator)

    This article reports on the growing peer support movement within mental health by highlighting the personal story of Fraser Hartig, a peer support specialist in Wisconsin.

  • 21 Jul 2014 2:20 PM | John Ossowski (Administrator)

    A new study showed a protective benefit against stress and depression from teens’ participation in team sports.

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