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2011-06-14 23:02:27

Mental health screening has been demonstrated to successfully connect African-American middle school students from a predominantly low-income area with school-based mental health services, according to results of a new study led by the TeenScreen National Center for Mental Health Checkups at Columbia University. The study was published in a recent online early edition of the Community Mental Health Journal. Previous research has demonstrated substantial disparities in access to specialized...

2011-05-03 08:00:00

Trauma-informed services and supports can lead to improved school attendance, fewer arrests, and reduced suicide attempts WASHINGTON, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to data released today by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), children and youth affected by traumatic events improve their functioning in community-based "system of care" programs. Traumatic events can include witnessing or experiencing physical or sexual abuse; violence...

2011-02-24 06:06:00

Strategic Partnership to Educate Families About Link Between Substance Abuse and Mental Illness and Broaden Scope of Shared Resources on Teen Health NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership at Drugfree.org and TeenScreen National Center for Mental Health Checkups at Columbia University today announced a new strategic collaboration to educate families about the link between substance abuse and adolescent mental illness and to broaden shared resources on teen...

2010-09-29 08:00:00

WELLESLEY, Mass., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Mental health screening data collected in 2005 as compared to 2010 shows an increase in the number of Americans reporting symptoms of depression and other mood and anxiety disorders. The data, collected and analyzed by Screening for Mental Health, Inc.*, a nonprofit organization that provides mental health education, screening and treatment resources, also showed a 14% decrease in the number of Americans who are currently being treated for...

2008-06-24 06:03:01

By Dave Marcus and Christine Armario, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Jun. 24--With school ending, students ease into the lazy-hazy rhythms of summer. But it's also a time of heightened danger that can end in the glaring lights of hospital emergency rooms -- or worse. Over the weekend, a Port Jefferson teen was shot to death. In Oyster Bay Cove, an 18-year-old girl was struck and killed by a car. And in Seaford, a mother and father found their teenage daughter dead at a friend's home after she...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.