Rhitu Chatterjee

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Grief and trauma training is unexpectedly healing for school district staff in Texas

Thursday, December 01, 2022

At a school district in Texas, mental health professional training to address grief and trauma is healing for school-based therapists and social workers who lost loved ones during the pandemic.

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Why one Texas school district is offering grief training to mental health providers

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Schools across the U.S. are seeing more students struggle with grief, but are ill-equipped to support them. One school district in Texas is training its mental health providers to help them cope.

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A new poll reveals Americans are stressed out by inflation, violence and politics

Thursday, October 20, 2022

A majority of Americans are stressed out by inflation, violence and the political state of the country, according to a new poll by the American Psychological Association.

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Encore: When teens threaten violence, a community responds with compassion

Monday, September 26, 2022

A growing number of schools have adopted an evidence-based approach to preventing campus violence. (Story first aired on All Things Considered on June 1, 2022.)

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New 988 mental health crisis line sees jump in calls and texts during first month

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Mental health advocates say the numbers are encouraging, but there's more work to be done to build up state and local resources.

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Nearly 8 million kids lost a parent or primary caregiver to the pandemic

Tuesday, September 06, 2022

A new study finds numbers far higher than previously thought. India has the greatest number of kids affected. The U.S. has 250,000 kids in this category but lags behind in aid for bereaved families.

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As school starts, teachers add a mental-health check-in to their lesson plans

Friday, September 02, 2022

After the disruption and trauma of the pandemic, educators say kids still need added support this year. In some schools, they're making emotional wellness part of the curriculum.

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A new school year brings fresh concerns about the mental health of students

Thursday, September 01, 2022

As children wrap up their first week of school, we check in with educators and mental health care providers about how they are doing emotionally.

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Mental health workers say they plan to strike

Friday, August 12, 2022

Two thousand Kaiser mental health workers plan to go on strike Monday. They say Kaiser has failed to follow California law and make sure patients with mental health needs are given prompt care.

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A 'staggering' number of people couldn't get care during the pandemic, poll finds

Monday, August 08, 2022

Insured or not, one in five said they couldn't get treated for serious illness, while preventive and elective procedures were neglected. Disruptions in care hit Black and Native Americans the hardest.

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Losing a parent can derail teens' lives. A high school grief club aims to help

Sunday, July 24, 2022

After finding she had ten bereaved kids in her class, one Florida teacher created a teen grief group. It's a place where kids can support each other and feel they're not alone.

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U.S. death toll from drug overdoses is rising fast among Black and Indigenous people

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Drug overdoses are killing more people than ever in the U.S., and a new CDC report finds growing racial disparities among those who have died — with the largest increase among Black Americans.

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Calling 988 in the U.S. will now get you help for a mental health crisis

Saturday, July 16, 2022

The U.S. has a new mental health crisis line - 988. It's intended to replace the national suicide hotline, but funding issues could mean it takes a while for the line to be up-to-speed.

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The new 988 mental health hotline is live. Here's what to know

Friday, July 15, 2022

Mental health advocates hope the new hotline will make it easier to get support if you're in crisis or helping someone who is. Here's how it works and what could stand in its way.

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The new 3-digit suicide hotline number is launching this weekend. Are states ready?

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

A simpler suicide hotline launches July 16. The three digits are meant to be easy for those in a mental health crisis to remember and dial. But most states aren't prepared to meet the volume of calls.

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Identifying with their pain, a teacher made a club for students who've lost a parent

Friday, July 08, 2022

A Florida teacher realized kids were not getting help with the trauma of losing a parent, so she created a "club" where students can share their feelings with others going through the same thing.

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CDC OKs vaccinations for children 6 months to 5 years old

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky has cleared the way for the roll out of vaccines for children five years and under as early as this coming week.

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CDC clears the way for vaccinations for children 6 months to 5 years old

Saturday, June 18, 2022

CDC advisers are recommending the use of two separate COVID-19 vaccines for the youngest children made by Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech, paving the way for vaccine rollout as early as next week.

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When teens threaten violence, a community responds with compassion

Wednesday, June 01, 2022

A growing number of schools have adopting an evidence-based approach to preventing violence on their campuses. The plan recognizes that a student contemplating violence is a student in crisis.

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Can potential teen shooters be guided away from an act of violence?

Thursday, May 26, 2022

For many of the young people who've opened fire in schools, the path to violence has common traits. Psychologists and researchers have developed a body of study on the topic.

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