mental health
Culture
Mental health disorders are main predictor of suicide in teens with gender dysphoria, study says

Gender dysphoria in young people is not predictive of suicide when other mental health issues are accounted for, researchers say in a new study published at BMJ Mental Health.  The… Read More

February 22, 2024
Culture
Transgender series, part 2: ‘Truthful therapist’ explains why parents can’t trust mental health professionals

(The Daily Signal) – Unfortunately, parents can’t trust mental health professionals on the issue of a transgender identity, a veteran social worker warns. Pamela Garfield-Jaeger, a therapist… Read More

February 9, 2024
Culture
Transgender series, part 1: What is rapid-onset gender dysphoria and why does it matter?

(The Daily Signal) – Studies have suggested that the number of young people who identify as transgender has exploded in recent years. While activists claim that these people… Read More

February 7, 2024
Legislation
Illinois mandates mental health screenings of students starting this fall

(The Center Square) – Starting in the fall of 2024, a new state law, the Wellness Checks in Schools Program Act, will require yearly mental health screenings for Illinois’ 2… Read More

January 16, 2024
Opinion
Opinion: Let’s improve children’s mental health by protecting them online

As Gen Z began to mature, sociologists began to notice some startling trends they didn’t see among the Millennials, Gen X, or the Boomers before them. The teenage experience had… Read More

January 4, 2024
Culture
Gender reassignment is no cure for mental health issues, psychiatric study says

(The Daily Signal) – People experiencing gender dysphoria cannot expect gender-reassignment interventions to solve other mental health issues, according to a large, Finnish study published last month in the journal European Psychiatry. Read More

December 7, 2023
Culture
UK report: Over one-third of children on puberty blockers experienced worsened mental health

(The Daily Signal) – New research from the United Kingdom is showing that over a third of children placed on puberty blockers and hormone drugs suffered severe … Read More

September 26, 2023
Public Education
Children exposed to porn, strangers via school tablets, apps: ‘Nothing to screen these people’

A mom in the Kansas City area thought her daughter’s fascination with “Furries” – sometimes described as a subculture of people interested in animals with human characteristics – reflected her… Read More

September 25, 2023
Culture
Utah Gov. Cox signs bills requiring parental consent on minors’ social media use, among other restrictions

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox made history by approving the nation’s first laws requiring parental consent for a minor to use a social media application. Four other states are… Read More

March 24, 2023
Legislation
Rhode Island lawmaker wants to spend more taxpayer money to ‘close achievement gaps’

(The Center Square) – The chair of the Rhode Island General Assembly’s Senate Education Committee has introduced a trio of bills geared toward specific student populations across the state. State… Read More

February 27, 2023
Culture
Detransitioner sues doctors, major hospital over her childhood gender transition

(Daily Caller) – Chloe Cole, a young woman who once identified as transgender, is suing the medical professionals and hospital that administered sex change procedures to her as a child… Read More

February 24, 2023
Public Education
Hundreds of students’ mental health records leaked online after ransomware attack on LA school district

(Daily Caller) – Hundreds of students’ mental health records were posted to a “dark web” site following a ransomware attack of the second largest school district in the country, according… Read More

February 23, 2023
Culture
Sex change patients reported serious health problems after surgeries, study finds

(Daily Caller) – A new study examining transgender patients’ stressors and coping mechanisms revealed widespread unhappiness with the outcomes of various cross-sex medical procedures, along with serious complications and negative… Read More

January 12, 2023
Public Education
Louisiana legislative task force conducts hearing on student behavior, mental health

(The Center Square) — Mental health experts on Wednesday provided numerous recommendations to a legislative task force focused on addressing Louisiana’s student behavior and mental health crisis. Cade Canepa, health… Read More

January 12, 2023
Courts, Public Education
Seattle Public Schools sues social media companies for exploiting youth, seeks compensation for damages

Seattle Public Schools (SPS) sued several social media companies on Friday, including Facebook, Instagram, Google, and YouTube, seeking damages for harm done to youth. In… Read More

January 9, 2023
Public Education
Survey: More than half of Wisconsin public school kids anxious, one-third depressed

(The Center Square) – A new survey shows half of Wisconsin school kids say they’re anxious, and a third say they’re depressed. The state’s Department of Public Instruction released the Youth… Read More

December 9, 2022
Christian Schools, Public Education
Christian educators, parents step up to help America’s students still reeling from COVID-19 pandemic

Students are experiencing anxiety and other mental health issues in record numbers, overwhelming the public school system. Christian educators and counselors are stepping in. “Our faculty is not… Read More

November 10, 2022
Culture
CDC study: remote learning hurt kids’ mental health

(The Center Square) – When schools pivoted to remote learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the first casualty was kids’ mental health. A new study by the Centers for Disease… Read More

April 15, 2022