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October 2021 News Listing

Pediatricians and psychiatrists declare a national emergency in youth mental health.

Medical groups said the coronavirus pandemic had worsened a mental health crisis among children and teenagers. Leading medical groups have declared a national emergency in child and adolescent mental health triggered by prolonged isolation, uncertainty and grief during the coronavirus pandemic. In a joint statement on Tuesday, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy more

Gavin Newsom signs bill creating mental health protocol for schools.

The California Department of Education will create a protocol for schools to better address student mental health challenges, under a new law signed Friday by Gov. Gavin Newsom. Assembly bill 309, sponsored by Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel (D-Woodland Hills) and Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach), comes amid a surge in youth mental health disorders related to more