Florida Education Officials Eye School Safety, Mental HealthWith the start of a new school year just around the corner, Florida officials are eyeing policy changes that would expand the number of mental health professionals in schools and ensure that charter schools are meeting safety requirements.
Florida Education Board Signs Off On Mental Health Instruction For StudentsPublic schools will be required to teach students at least five hours of mental health instruction beginning in 6th grade, under a mandate approved by the state Board of Education Wednesday and hailed by Florida's top educator as a “life saver.”
Rule Changes Aimed At Mental Health ServicesThe state is considering changes to rules surrounding who can provide Medicaid behavioral-health services, with the changes possibly increasing access to mental-health providers in places such as schools.
Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis Takes On Mental Health IssuesFlorida First Lady Casey DeSantis is taking on mental health as a major issue.
Children’s Services Council of Broward County Reminder: May Is Mental Health Awareness MonthMental Health symptoms can occur at any age and in people from all cultural backgrounds.
Legislative Measure Seeks To Require Parental 'Written Consent' For Children Services, Including Birth ControlA Florida Senate panel on Wednesday backed a proposal that would require parents to give written consent before minors can get mental-health services or be prescribed birth control at school.
Dozens Of MSD Students Walkout, Demand Better Mental Health TreatmentSeveral dozen Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students walked out of school Wednesday morning to demand better mental health treatment.
Town Hall Meeting In Coral Springs Designed To Educate Parents, Teachers & Students In Wake Of Recent SuicidesBroward County mental health providers, parents and students have been swinging into action over the past couple weeks.
Group Kicks Off Effort To Expand Mental Health Training For First RespondersThe chaos and carnage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last year exposed once again a critical need for first responders — mental health training.
Elementary School Opens Meditation Room To 'Replace Behaviors'"It's not punishing students; it's helping them to replace behaviors they don't want to have as a response to certain situations."
Study: Child Behavioral Issues Linked To Parents With Childhood TraumaA new study has found a link between the stressful childhoods some parents had and the behavioral issues their own children developed.
Major Depression Diagnoses Up 33 Percent Since 2013, Study FindsBlue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), who insures over 106 million people, reports that major depression cases skyrocketed from 2013 to 2016.
Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health: Mommy Are You Hearing Me?Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health refers to how well a child develops socially and emotionally from birth to five.
Man Tried To Drown Himself, Now Suing Police Who Saved His LifeA Virginia pool worker, who tried to drown himself during a bipolar episode, is now suing the police officers and lifeguard who saved him because they allegedly took too long to do it.
Mental Health Strategies Sought In Wake Of School MassacrePanel of experts discuss mental health strategies in the wake of high school shooting rampage that left 17 people dead.