Saturday, April 12, 2014

Hello??? anyone listening? kids need help!

Three hours is enough to help prevent mental health issues in teens

Date: October 3, 2013 Source: Université de Montréal Summary: The incidence of mental health issues amongst 509 British youth was reduced by 25 to 33% over the 24 months following two 90-minute group therapy sessions. Almost one-in-four American 8 to 15 year olds has experienced a mental health disorder over the past year. We know that these disorders are associated with a plethora of negative consequences. This study shows that teacher delivered interventions that target specific risk factors for mental health problems can be immensely effective at reducing the incidence of depression, anxiety and conduct disorders in the long term.