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    Free Mental Health Conference for Parents and Students in Loudoun

    A free mental health and wellness conference for parents and students is happening Saturday in Loudoun County. 21 Mental health professionals including psychologists, counselors, and resilience coaches will be there to answer questions. It’s Loudoun County Public Schools’ third Mental Health and Wellness Conference.  There will be 25 classes spread out over three sessions from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m….

  • mental health Dec 24, 2019

    Parents Say Son’s Death Inside Unlicensed Residential Mental Health Home Could Have Been Prevented

    At 26 years old, Brandon Nelson hospitalized and released to a residential mental health home in Southern California. He took his own life 24 hours after being admitted. His parents say Brandon’s death could have been prevented and that state regulators failed them.

  • mental health Dec 13, 2019

    Teachers Explore Mental Health Strategy

    The shooting that killed 20 students at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, seven years ago sparked political debates about gun control and mental health and also prompted a group of high schoolers to take action. News4’s Aaron Gilchrist reports they’re taking the fight against mental illness straight to the classroom.

  • Federal Communications Commission Dec 13, 2019

    Regulators to Set Up 3-Digit Suicide Hotline Number Like 911

    Aiming to make it easier for people to get help and to reduce the stigma associated with mental health, federal regulators are moving toward setting up a new three-digit number for people to reach a suicide prevention hotline. A law last year required the Federal Communications Commission to study assigning a three-digit number for suicide prevention. That study found evidence...

  • Aug 14, 2019

    Tips on Facing Back-to-School Anxiety

    Mental health advocate and motivational Tedx speaker Megan Gallagher, shared strategies for parents and teens on how to manage anxiety going into a new school year.

  • May 2, 2019

    Burger King Debuts Unhappy Meals Because ‘No One Is Happy All the Time’

    Happy Meals have been synonymous with fast food for decades, ever since McDonald’s first rolled out its kid-friendly concept in 1979. But let’s face it, it’s not easy to be happy all day, every day. Now, Burger King has come up with a new line of meal boxes that honor a full range of human emotions — from totally excited...

  • Jun 29, 2018

    Cyndi Lauper Unveils Report on LGBTQ Youth Homelessness

    Cyndi Lauper was homeless nearly a decade before she became a pop superstar in the early ’80s, and discussed that experience while unveiling a nationwide report on youth homelessness. The interactive report ranks how states provide services such as housing and mental health for homeless youth based on a variety of criteria, including access to hormone therapy for transgender people...

  • Feb 22, 2018

    I-Team: National Data Shows Firefighters’ Mental, Emotional Health Not Getting Enough Attention

    In his more than 25 years as a firefighter in Stamford, Connecticut, Capt. Jacques Roy thought he could handle anything – until the smoke cleared from a devastating fire that killed three children and their grandparents.

  • Jul 14, 2017

    CEO’s Email Goes Viral After Employee Takes Sick Day for Mental Health

    When Madalyn Parker wrote to her colleagues she needed to take a couple of days off to focus on her “mental health,” she was shocked by the response she received from the company’s CEO.

  • May 25, 2017

    How the GOP Bill Could Affect ‘Essential Health Benefits’

    If the Republican health reform plan becomes law, states trying to save money on health insurance are likely to seek cuts on services like maternity care, mental health and dentist visits for kids, the Congressional Budget Office found Wednesday. NBC News reports that health care advocates find the lack of an “essential health benefits” coverage requirement in the bill, passed...

  • Nov 14, 2016

    Depression Worsening in Teens, Especially Girls

    More and more teens say they’ve had serious depression, researchers reported Monday. But more are not being treated for it. The troubling trend suggests doctors are afraid to ask about and treat depression, which is a major cause of suicide, the researchers said. And they say it’s important to find out why rates are up. “The 12-month prevalence of major...

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