Half of U.S. Children with Mental Health Disorders Are Not Treated

Originally published by University of Michigan Health Nearly 7.7 million children and teens in the country – about one in seven –  have at least one treatable mental health disorder, including depression, anxiety or ADHD, new research finds. But half of these young people did not receive needed treatment from a mental health professional in 2016, […]

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Northern Michigan school receives grant money to renovate health center

Originally Published by Up North Live A northern Michigan school district will be able to renovate their health center thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The HRSA funded the Health Department of Northwest Michigan nearly $98,000 for renovations to Boyne City Public Schools’ […]

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Schools, health centers get $30 million in state mental health funding

Originally published by Crain’s Detroit Business School mental health services are expected to get a boost from new money the Legislature appropriated late last year after a year that saw a number of mass shootings in schools nationally. Many public school districts and school-based health centers are expected to tap into $30 million in new state […]

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Addiction doc says: It’s not the drugs. It’s the ACEs…adverse childhood experiences.

Orginally published by Jane Ellen Stevens He says: Addiction shouldn’t be called “addiction”. It should be called “ritualized compulsive comfort-seeking”. He says: Ritualized compulsive comfort-seeking (what traditionalists call addiction) is a normal response to the adversity experienced in childhood, just like bleeding is a normal response to being stabbed. He says: The solution to changing the […]

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Child trauma course starts Jan. 24 in Alpena

Originially publish by The Alpena News Registration is open for a free six-week training in Alpena that will provide the National Child Traumatic Stress Network curriculum, “Caring for Children Who have Experienced Trauma.” Classes are Thursdays at 6 p.m. beginning Jan. 24 and will be held at First Presbyterian Church social hall. The training is appropriate […]

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