At least 5 million children have lost a parent or caregiver due to COVID-19 since March 2020, updated figures suggest

At least 5 million children have lost a parent or caregiver due to COVID-19 since March 2020, updated figures suggest. There is a generation of kids growing up with significant grief and loss. Kids are at risk of developmental delay without working through their trauma. — Read on medicalxpress.com/news/2022-02-million-children-lost-parent-caregiver.html

Survey: 58% of Working Americans Say Their Jobs Are ‘Main Source’ of Mental Health Challenges

Nearly 90% of Americans believe being in control of their work schedules, along with performance measures, could improve burnout. Having autonomy and a sense of value in your workplace is critical to reduce burnout. — Read on http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2022/02/survey-58-working-americans-say-their-jobs-are-main-source-mental-health-challenges/362128/

‘We are going to all have to be vigilant’: How we can best respond to teens’ mental health crisis

This trio of Dallas mental health advocates has heard so many recent stories of young lives lost to suicide that they hardly knew which to share… — Read on http://www.dallasnews.com/news/commentary/2022/02/04/we-are-going-to-all-have-to-be-vigilant-how-we-can-best-respond-to-teens-mental-health-crisis/

Teenagers aren’t as lonely in lockdown if interacting positively online | Berkeley News

Teenagers aren’t as lonely in lockdown if interacting positively online. As COVID cases rise again in early 2022, consider these ideas for your kiddo! — Read on news.berkeley.edu/2021/09/02/teenagers-arent-as-lonely-in-lockdown-if-interacting-positively-online/

Colleges Fear Mental Health Crisis Amid Covid Surge

After almost two years of remote schooling, restricted gatherings and constant testing, many students are isolated and depressed. Omicron may make things worse. Yep. — Read on http://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/22/us/covid-college-mental-health-suicide.html

Young people continue to struggle with suicidal ideation

NPR’s Steve Inskeep talks to U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy about his advice for addressing challenges that worsened with the pandemic — including young people struggling with suicidal thoughts. — Read on http://www.npr.org/2021/12/07/1062016991/the-surgeon-generals-latest-advisory-highlights-the-youth-mental-health-crisis