‘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

Dak Prescott’s focus on mental health

I love to see athletes be open and honest about mental health challenges. This helps reduce stigma and increase understanding! Way to go Dak! — Read on theundefeated.com/features/dak-prescotts-focus-on-mental-health-awareness-is-about-caring-for-others-as-well-as-himself/

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

This North Texas church lost six members to suicide. Here’s what it’s doing to get families help

Health professionals warn of a second pandemic related to mental illness. Take a look at this article for ideas and suggestions on suicide prevention. — Read on http://www.dallasnews.com/news/education/2021/11/18/this-north-texas-church-lost-six-members-to-suicide-heres-what-its-doing-to-get-families-help/