Tag: mental illness

Opinion: Schools should institute universal mental health screenings

Opinion: Schools should institute universal mental health screenings

In sixth grade, every student in Broward County receives vision, hearing, BMI, and scoliosis screenings. These coincide with screenings in every academic subject area to gauge the ability to read, interpret information and do mathematical operations. There is one field, though, that is entirely neglected […]

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Mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression, are among the reasons that millennials' health is not as good as that of the previous generation, a new report finds. (Dreamstime/TNS)

Mental illness is not a trend

Depression is not uncommon amongst teenagers and older children approaching adolescence. In fact, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, “In the U.S., depression is the leading cause of disability for people over 5 years of age.”  The stress of school and maintaining […]

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