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“Nothing should stand in the way of fully reopening our public schools this fall and keeping them open,” said Randi Weingarten, American Federation of Teachers president, in a speech last week. But she also emphasized that the full return won’t be as easy as reopening......

It’s been a year since the word “COVID” became part of our national vocabulary. Lives have been lost, families have struggled to survive, and our collective mental health has suffered in unimaginable ways. We have all felt grief, uncertainty, and stress — and our nation’s......

Even before COVID-19 changed life as we know it, young people in the U.S. were experiencing sharp increases in mental health conditions. Between 2009 and 2017, rates of depression increased by more than 60% among kids ages 14-17, and, over a similar time period, the rate of......

Over the past two months, the nation has been focused on preventing the spread of COVID-19, testing protocols and stay-at-home orders. Now, as we all continue to adapt to a new normal and hunker down to flatten the curve, it’s time to prioritize mental health......

A new study from Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons has found that suicide mortality can be reduced by a Federally coordinated approach employing scientifically proven options. Columbia researchers J. John Mann, MD, Christina A. Michel, MA and Randy P. Auerbach, PhD conducted a systematic review, determining which......

We need to make sure that our elected leaders understand that there is no health without mental health—and that children need more resources in schools.