I am a thought leader, writer and speaker on digital, mental health, pediatrics, women's health. My passion is to make healthcare better via innovation and prevention. I've spoken at International Society for Pediatric Innovation, GA Tech Innovation Day, at the International
The former First Lady proved to be ahead of her time as a vocal advocate for mental health awareness and reform.
The surgeon general issued an advisory on the risks social media poses to youth’s mental health. But parents can take steps to protect children from those risks.
There was a lingering sadness in the air, as people greeted each other to memorialize the death of a loved young man.
Today’s world can feel out of control for teenagers. The COVID-19 pandemic took a tremendous toll on their mental health. At the same time, they’re living through remarkable changes in technology and the workforce, a widening political divide, social upheaval, racism, and violence.
“It’s too much- the phone is sometimes too much. Texts, social media notifications, calls- it is overwhelming and I’m tired.” So, he decided that for blocks at a time, he would simply turn on the Do Not Disturb function on his iOS (iPhone Operating System).
Suicide, in youth, is the second leading cause of death, and over 15% of teens have seriously considered suicide.
Homelessness has been on the rise during the pandemic and can be noted as much more visible in many urban areas. The unfortunate collateral damage of the pandemic has caused many to be in this circumstance, including many young people under the age of 24.
Roca is an organization dedicated to disrupting incarceration, poverty, and racism by engaging young adults, police, and systems at the center of urban violence in relationships to address trauma, find hope and drive change.