Just like physical health, mental health is crucial to everyone’s well-being. For Mental Health Awareness Month, five AIR experts reflected on three of the biggest trends and shifts they’ve observed from their collective years in the field.
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1 Aug 2016
This long, hot summer could use some good news. And we have it. Teen pregnancy, alcohol and tobacco use by students, children’s exposure to second-hand smoke, motor vehicle-related child deaths, and the rate at which young people are victimized by serious crimes have reached 20-year lows. In this blog post, Frank Rider shares uplifting findings from America’s Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being 2016.
1 Sep 2014
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that 13–20% of children living in the U.S. experience a mental disorder in a given year. The prevalence of these conditions is on the rise, and in the wake of recent tragedies, addressing the behavioral health needs of young people is an especially critical priority. This report examines states’ efforts to improve behavioral health care and outcomes for young people, and in cost-effective ways.
1 Sep 2013
Few situations pose a greater adjustment challenge than moving to a new country. The Affordable Care Act recognizes the impact of disparities in health status, health insurance coverage, treatment, and health services on vulnerable populations in the United States. This issue brief provides substantial insight into how the ACA addresses the unique health care challenges confronting children, youth, and families who have immigrated to the United States.