mental health

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    COVID-19 and the mental toll on Americans

    Americans, and especially our country’s youth, were already experiencing a mental health reckoning before the novel coronavirus. Now, 5 months into the pandemic, there is evidence COVID-19 is acting like an accelerant thrown on the fire that is America’s mental health crisis. A new survey released by the Centers…
    Jordan Roberts, August 14, 2020
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    Doctor: Effects of full-time remote learning “may be worse than the effects of covid-19”

    The following is an email from Dr. William Vine to a member of the Henderson County Board of Commissioners.  I have reproduced the email with the author’s permission. Well, the Henderson County School board (HCSB) has capitulated to ignorance and fear to the detriment of students and parents.  I…
    Terry Stoops, July 24, 2020
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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