mental health

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    Too much screen time associated with poorer mental health

    One of the most troubling trends in the health care space in our country is the prevalence of mental health issues among our youngest generations. Disproportionately, Millenials and Generation Z are affected by rising mental health issues and a higher incidence of self-inflicted harm. In previous writings (see…
    Jordan Roberts, December 4, 2019
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    More troubling youth mental health numbers

    One of the most startling trends in American health care is the rate at which adolescents are seeking care for mental health issues. New data reported by Kaiser Health News reveals that California is experiencing a sharp increase in emergency room…
    Jordan Roberts, November 12, 2019
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    CJ Commentary: Linking bullying to loneliness and belonging

    This week, Carolina Journal published an opinion piece by education columnist Kristen Blair. In her piece, Blair discusses the connection between bullying and a sense of belonging. Blair writes: There’s a loneliness epidemic among youth today. That’s the growing consensus among researchers, with implications for school culture… Fortunately, new research…
    Brenee Goforth, August 30, 2019
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    Mental health and youth’s screen time

    Mental health has become a much larger part of the discussion of overall health. This topic interests me for several reasons. One, I believe that neglecting mental health in the conversation of overall health leaves out a huge component of the whole equation. Two, there seems to be…
    Jordan Roberts, August 28, 2019
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    How can we increase societal happiness?

    I recently wrote a column for the Carolina Journal, where I looked at some data trends regarding mental health issues among our nation’s youngest generations. In sum, our youngest generations are generally more unhappy than older generations and suffer…
    Jordan Roberts, July 29, 2019
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    Mental health issues among America’s youngest generations

    In this month’s Carolina Journal, I wrote about a sensitive subject to many: mental health. I wrote about a trend that I, and many others, find alarming. That is the trend of our youngest generations developing mental health issues such as…
    Jordan Roberts, July 17, 2019
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    Telemedicine can bridge mental healthcare gaps

    American society often tends to stigmatize those with mental health disorders. While there are several factors that determine one’s overall health, our mental health plays a significant role in mediating physical health. Children and teens, in particular, suffer from a wide range of…
    Jordan Roberts, January 8, 2019
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    Mental health in America

    Stat News recently ran an interesting article that offers a somber detail of the state of mental health in America. As if the healthcare industry isn’t complex enough — the intersection of mental health and physical health is presenting new issues…
    Jordan Roberts, October 22, 2018