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Rate of young people hospitalized for mental health issues soared 28% in 4 years - and suicide-related ER visits doubled 

 

The number of young people visiting US emergency rooms with psychiatric problems is rising, driven largely by a surge in teens and minority youth seeking urgent help for mental illnesses, a new study suggests.

Between 2011 and 2015, there was a 28 percent increase in psychiatric emergency department (ED) visits among young people ages 6 to 24, the study found.

Visits spiked 54 percent for teens, 53 percent for African-American youth, and 91 percent for young Hispanic patients.

Suicide-related visits climbed more than two-fold during the study period.

Daily Mail

Tags: Mental Health, Parental Burden, Study, Suicide, Treatment, World, Youth

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18-Mar-2019


The UN reports humanity is failing its climate change goals 

 

Despite the danger, there has been little climate change action since the 2016 Paris Agreement — three years later, the world is still on track to exceed the 2°C of warming target by as early as 2040. So this week, the UN is once again sounding the alarm on the unprecedented environmental damage that has proceeded largely unchecked.

In its 6th Global Environmental Outlook report, released today, scientists explore how human actions are threatening the food, water, and natural systems that we take for granted. The report highlights how air pollution from fossil fuels and chemical production kills 6 to 7 million people every year. It underscores the unprecedented scale of biodiversity loss around the planet, which threatens food supplies for billions of people. And it emphasizes the rapid decline of safe drinking water sources around the world as a result of intensive agriculture and chemical contamination.

Salon

Hundreds of US cities are killing or scaling back their recycling programs

Tags: Americans, Environment, Health, Leaders, Lifestyle, Parental Burden, Safety, Survival, Waste, World

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18-Mar-2019


Giving Parents Therapy Can Help Their Anxious Children 

 

On March 13, the New York Times’s Upshot published results from a survey on parenting that found that moms and dads are still very involved in aspects of their grown children’s lives.

76 percent of parents “reminded their adult children of deadlines they need to meet, including for schoolwork,” 74 percent “made appointments for them, including doctor’s appointments, 15 percent “called or texted to make sure they did not sleep through a class or test,” while 14 percent “told them which career to pursue.” This kind of parenting can backfire, the article wrote, “by leaving young adults ill-prepared for independent adult life.”

Tonic

Tags: Anxiety, Children, Environment, Mental Health, Opinion, Parental Burden, Parenting, Study, Therapy, Treatment, Youth

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15-Mar-2019


Judge bars unvaccinated students from returning to Rockland County school 

 

A federal judge in Rockland County, New York has jumped into the simmering debate over measles vaccinations. With cases rising, the judge barred 50 unvaccinated students from attending the Green Meadow Waldorf School for at least three weeks.

Parent Beatrice Burgis agrees with the judge's ruling that would keep unvaccinated kids at home.

"I believe that he's trying to mitigate a potential further outbreak and he's trying to keep everybody safe," she said.

On Tuesday, a new case in Rockland County brought the total to 146. This year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported 228 cases in 12 states. The Rockland County outbreak was centered in an Orthodox Jewish community.

CBS News

Tags: Backlash, Children, Disease, Environment, Health, Lifestyle, Nature, Parental Burden, Religion, Safety, Saving The Environment!, Science, Treatment, Vaccine, World, Youth

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13-Mar-2019


Should teachers be allowed to touch students? 

 

A light pat on the back can draw a young child’s attention back to the task at hand, and sometimes a hug will help the hurt go away. But are these gestures appropriate coming from an educator? A teacher’s touch can be encouraging, corrective and, in some cases, inappropriate. But I wouldn’t want my kids in a school that banned it outright.

I’m comfortable with my kids’ teachers giving them a hug goodbye or placing a quieting hand on their shoulder when they are talking too much in class. I think of gentle physical contact as just another tool in a teacher’s arsenal—one that can often go beyond words. But that’s not the way everyone feels. Many school boards have unwritten “no touch” policies, while others have created rules against touching of any kind to appease concerned parents.

Today's Parent

Tags: Affection, Children, Education, Employment, Environment, Humanity, Parental Burden, Relationships, Respect, Sad, Safety, Treatment

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13-Mar-2019


Man Apologizes Before Shooting Dog In Front Of Children 

 

The Dallas Police Department was looking for the man who shot a dog in the face in front of young children.

The Department said Friday that the unidentified man approached the children, aged between five and seven, near an apartment complex in Dallas on Feb.28. He apologized to the children before shooting the canine. He then took off on foot. The dog, a 9-month-old labrador retriever mix named Nolan, suffered a "major injury to his mouth."

Speaking to ABC-affiliated television station WFAA, Genola Vance, the dog’s owner, said the pooch followed her son and nephews who had stepped out to throw the trash. A few minutes later, the children came back home screaming "someone shot Nolan!"

IBT

DAK PRESCOTT DOG ATTACK 911 Audio ... 'THEY BIT OFF MY FINGER!'

Dead dogs dumped in Indiana were shot, beaten: authorities

Tags: Animals, Attack, Children, Environment, Guns, Injury, Murder, Parental Burden, Violence, Weird

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11-Mar-2019


Medieval Diseases Are Infecting California’s Homeless 

 

Jennifer Millar keeps trash bags and hand sanitizer near her tent, and she regularly pours water mixed with hydrogen peroxide on the sidewalk nearby. Keeping herself and the patch of concrete she calls home clean is a top priority.

But this homeless encampment off a Hollywood freeway ramp is often littered with needles and trash and soaked in urine. Rats occasionally scamper through, and Millar fears the consequences.

Infectious diseases—some that ravaged populations in the Middle Ages—are resurging in California and around the country, and are hitting homeless populations especially hard.

The Atlantic

At least 10 diagnosed with mumps at Temple University

An Unvaccinated Boy Got Tetanus And It Cost Over $800,000 To Save His Life

One New York City student with measles sickened 21 people amid outbreak

It's not just measles: Tetanus, Mumps and other vaccine-preventable diseases are still in the US

Mumps, other outbreaks force U.S. detention centers to quarantine over 2,000 migrants

Tags: Clean, Disease, Education, Environment, Health, Hellmouth, Homeless, Lifestyle, Nature, Parental Burden, Safety, Saving The Environment!, Survival, Terraforming, Vaccine, World, Youth

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10-Mar-2019


Woman jailed for 11 years for performing FGM on her 3-year-old daughter 

 

A judge has sentenced a 37-year-old Ugandan woman to 11 years in jail for performing female genital mutilation (FGM) on her three-year-old daughter, the UK's Press Association (PA) news agency reported.

The defendant was found guilty of the "barbaric" practice last month, becoming the first person to be convicted of the offense in the UK.
In sentencing at London's Old Bailey criminal court Friday, Judge Mrs Justice Whipple handed down an 11-year jail term and a further two years for possession of indecent images and extreme pornography.

"FGM has long been against the law and let's be clear FGM is a form of child abuse," PA reported the judge as saying.

CNN

Independent

Tags: Abuse, Activism, Award, Children, Choices, Community, Crime, Environment, Family, FGM, Inhumanity, Judgment, Medical, Parental Burden, Religion, Safety, Self Interest, Sex, Toxic, Video, Violence, World

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10-Mar-2019


Senators hear from Ohio teenager who rebelled against parents by getting vaccinated 

 

Ethan Lindenberger, an Ohio teenager who has spoken out about growing up in an anti-vaccine household, told a Senate committee Tuesday that misinformation and fear put children at risk.

(MORE: Low vaccination rates a big factor in ongoing measles outbreak)
Lindenberger, 18, said growing up he never received standard vaccines that protect against diseases like chickenpox, hepatitis, measles, mumps, polio or rubella. In his prepared testimony, the high school senior described debates he’d had with his mother, who he has described as an “anti-vaccine advocate.” But by the time he became a legal adult, he said, he had educated himself on the topic and decided to seek inoculations on his own.

"Anti-vaccine parents and individuals are in no way evil. With that said, I will state that certain individuals and organizations which spread misinformation and instill fear into the public for their own gain selfishly put countless people at risk," Lindenberger said in written testimony.

Of his mother, Lindenberger told the committee: "Her love, affection, and care as a parent was used to push an agenda to create a false distress."

ABC News

Tags: All Rights, Disease, Education, Environment, Family, Health, Lifestyle, Misrepresentation, Parental Burden, Safety, Stepping Up, Survival, Vaccine

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05-Mar-2019


New measles cases discovered in Houston amid outbreaks elsewhere 

 

Three new cases of measles were confirmed by health officials in Houston on Monday, making it the latest city to have the once-eliminated disease appear in recent weeks.

The Houston outbreak comes as new cases of measles are being confirmed in Washington state on a daily basis, and other cases have been confirmed in Oregon, Georgia, and New York.

The new measles cases in Houston bring the total number of cases in Texas to six so far in 2019.

A number of specific details about the cases in Houston have not been publicly disclosed, including how it is believed that the individuals contracted the disease and if they were previously vaccinated.

ABC News

Tags: Disease, Environment, Health, Lifestyle, Parental Burden, Reckless, Safety, Treatment, Vaccine, Youth

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04-Feb-2019


Men at Davos Discover New, Creative Excuse to Justify Excluding Women in the Workplace 

 

Men have found a new way to absolve themselves of the responsibility of mentoring and promoting women in the workplace: fear over the MeToo movement.

The New York Times reports that at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, basically an extended spa retreat for the mega-rich, male executives are afraid of the increasing movement to hold abusers accountable for their actions. As these two sources put it:

“I now think twice about spending one-on-one time with a young female colleague,” said one American finance executive, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the issue is “just too sensitive.”

“Me, too,” said another man in the conversation.

The lesson these men have apparently taken from MeToo is not that sexual harassment is a pervasive institutional issue, but that women are a threat, so best to just leave them behind. One economist found that nearly two-thirds of male executives were reluctant to hold one-on-one meetings with women “lest their motives be misconstrued by their colleagues.” Wall Street, already a boys club, is now reportedly excluding women from work dinners, meetings, and trips. The end result is same as the old result: women’s careers in male-dominated workplaces will continue to stall.

Jezebel

Tags: All Rights, Backlash, Employment, Environment, Finance, Irony, Men In Charge, Parental Burden, Protections, Punishment, Safety, Sex, Sexual Harassment, Treatment, Woman's Rights, Women

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28-Jan-2019


Bill Nye: Should we penalize parents for having ‘extra kids’? 

 

Bill Nye “the Science Guy” did exactly what scientists are supposed to do this week — ask questions — and people are blasting him for it.

The engineer-turned-comedian-turned-TV host has sparked widespread outrage on social media thanks to an idea he proposed Tuesday on his new Netflix series, “Bill Nye Saves the World.”

During a panel discussion, the 61-year-old Cornell grad asked: “Should we have policies that penalize people for having extra kids in the developed world?”

Travis Rieder, a bioethicist at Johns Hopkins University, said he believed it was a good idea.

“I do think that we should at least consider it,” he told Nye.

NY Post

Tags: Ecology, Education, Environment, Health, Humanity, Overpopulation, Parental Burden, Safety, Saving The Environment!, Science, Survival, Tax, Unity, World

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26-Jan-2019


I’ve Talked With Teenage Boys About Sexual Assault for 20 Years. This Is What They Still Don’t Know

 

I thought I understood rape. It happened to me when I was 13 years old. I assumed my job was to model survivorship, and to show readers how to speak up after being abused, molested or attacked. I thought I was supposed to talk to the girls.

But I have also seen something that, at first, surprised me: The boys want to talk, too. Some want a private conversation; others ask bold questions in front of their classmates.

Time

Tags: Education, Environment, Opinion, Parental Burden, Relationships, Respect, Safety, Sex, Support, Youth

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15-Jan-2019


Activists sue city over lack of data for homeless students 

 

The city is refusing to say what it does to ensure that homeless kids get placed in shelters near their schools, a lawsuit charges.

The Manhattan Supreme Court suit comes on the heels of a dismal report by a legal advocacy group, which found that a record one in 10 students in the Big Apple are homeless.

The nonprofit Partnership for the Homeless had then asked the city’s Department for Homeless Services for data about its efforts to place kids in shelters near schools they attended before ending up on the street. The suit says the DHS responded by saying that only a single relevant document exists, and it’s exempt from disclosure under the state’s Freedom of Information Law because it’s an internal draft.

NY Post

Tags: All Rights, Children, Education, Environment, Homeless, Parental Burden, Sad, Study, Waste, World, Youth

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21-Nov-2018


Family sues after girl is electrocuted by touching handrail at MGM National Harbor resort 

 

The family of a young girl in Maryland who suffered severe brain damage when she was electrocuted upon touching an illuminated handrail at a resort has filed a lawsuit.

Zynae Green was 6 years old when, while with her family at the MGM National Harbor resort and casino on June 26, she grabbed a "dangerously electrified" staircase railing as she and her siblings made their way down to a large outdoor fountain, according to a complaint filed Monday by the family's lawyers.

She, her younger brother, Carlos Green Jr., now 5, and Monya Rosier, now 16, were all electrocuted by touching the handrail, says the complaint filed against the resort's owners and operators and two contractors who allegedly did work at the venue.

NBC News

Tags: Business, Children, Court, Entertainment, Environment, Injury, Medical, Parental Burden, Safety, Travel, Youth

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20-Nov-2018




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