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2022
May
17,
2022
| 12:42 PM America/Chicago
Listen to Episode 12 of the Raising Joy podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts. You can also listen on our YouTube channel. The podcast is part of the JOY Campaign, which launched in April 2021 as a suicide prevention communication in...
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May
10,
2022
| 10:40 AM America/Chicago
***Warning*** In this very powerful episode, a brave parent talks about losing his child to suicide. While educational and impactful, we want to make you aware that this segment could be tough to listen to. You can listen to Episode 11 of the Raising...
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May
03,
2022
| 13:14 PM America/Chicago
Tune into Episode 10 of the Raising Joy podcast. Go here to listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts. You can also listen on our YouTube channel. The podcast is part of the JOY Campaign, which launched in April 2021 as a suicide preventi...
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April
26,
2022
| 14:30 PM America/Chicago
Tune into Episode 9 of the Raising Joy podcast. Go here to listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts. You can also listen on our YouTube channel. The podcast is part of the JOY Campaign, which launched in April 2021 as a suicide preventio...
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April
20,
2022
| 08:00 AM America/Chicago
Cook Children’s primary care pediatricians now have new tools at their disposal to address the spike in mental health issues among the youth in the wake of the pandemic.Earlier this month, about 60 Cook Children’s primary care physicians attended vir...
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April
19,
2022
| 13:30 PM America/Chicago
Tune into Episode 8 of the Raising Joy podcast. Go here to listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts. You can also listen on our YouTube channel. The podcast is part of the JOY Campaign, which launched in April 2021 as a suicide preventio...
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March
29,
2022
| 11:33 AM America/Chicago
Scroll through social media, and you’ll see images of the war in Ukraine or posts on possible nuclear threats from Russia. Other national news stories spotlight political strife in the United States—a discord so bitter it sometimes divides families. ...
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March
04,
2022
| 07:00 AM America/Chicago
The war and invasion of Ukraine has raised concerns for people of all ages and children can be very receptive to what's going on around them. The crisis can be a lot to take in, mentally and emotionally.“Children are searching for their own understan...
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2021
October
19,
2021
| 15:55 PM America/Chicago
Twenty-two in a series.Chronic lack of sleep in children and teens hurts their physical health, behavior, mood and ability to learn. Mental health can suffer too.A pediatric panel of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) links inadequate slee...
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August
17,
2021
| 11:45 AM America/Chicago
Eighteen in a series.Partners from health care and other fields are teaming up in an expanded collaboration geared to brainstorm and implement strategies to prevent suicides in North Texas.Participants represent a variety of vantage points including ...
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August
09,
2021
| 09:49 AM America/Chicago
There are currently 16 patients being treated at Cook Children’s Medical Center for COVID-19, and medical professionals worry the new school year could drive hospitalizations up even further. Just weeks before students head back to class in person, C...
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April
26,
2021
| 20:00 PM America/Chicago
Four in a series. When it comes to mental health and suicide, minority children face unique and underreported challenges. From access to care to stigma, there are several barriers minorities face. On top of that, LGBTQ+ children and teens account for...
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April
06,
2021
| 08:46 AM America/Chicago
One in a series. One year into COVID-19, it’s clear the pandemic is taking a toll on the mental wellbeing of children and teens.In March, a record 43 patients were admitted to Cook Children’s Medical Center after attempting suicide. This staggering f...
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January
07,
2021
| 17:08 PM America/Chicago
The events that unfolded at our nation’s Capitol on Jan. 6 have left many of us hurting, confused, and anxious about the state of our country. For parents, knowing what to say to their children about the violence can be difficult. Sam McCage, Ph.D., ...
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2020
November
17,
2020
| 14:42 PM America/Chicago
It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year but, for many, the holidays can be a difficult season when feelings of depression, anxiety, stress, loss and grief are at an all-time high—and that’s in a normal year. But 2020 has been anything...
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November
06,
2020
| 14:16 PM America/Chicago
Two Cook Children’s experts are warning parents nationwide about the potential dangers of social media challenges.Hospitalist nurse practitioner Amber Jewison and psychiatrist Kia Carter, M.D. were featured on the nationally-syndicated show “The Doct...
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September
22,
2020
| 14:42 PM America/Chicago
An alarming rate of children are purposefully harming themselves and ending up at Cook Children’s Medical Center. In August, 29 patients were admitted to the hospital after attempting suicide. This marks the third worst month since at least 2015.“We'...
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September
01,
2020
| 11:11 AM America/Chicago
By Ashley ParrottWidespread change due to the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the nation, which has left many parents struggling to keep essential appointments with, not only their physicians, but with behavioral health specialists as well. Parents are n...
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June
18,
2020
| 11:50 AM America/Chicago
For children who experience racism, the health consequences can be lifelong. From mental health issues such as depression and anxiety to physical health problems like hypertension and chronic disease, those who experience discrimination based on the ...
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May
08,
2020
| 14:38 PM America/Chicago
By Lisa Elliott, licensed psychologist With more kids at home and without a lot to do, it’s not surprising most of us have eased up on our screen-time restrictions during the current COVID-19 pandemic. However, statistics show it’s now more imp...
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April
07,
2020
| 11:27 AM America/Chicago
Whitney Appleby, Ph.D., licensed psychologist at Cook Children's, shares deep breathing skills for children and families....
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April
07,
2020
| 10:57 AM America/Chicago
All children, regardless of age, developmental level or health status, could be feeling stress due to the ways in which their routines and lives have changed in response to Covid-19. Here are a few tips for talking with your children during this time...
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2019
October
17,
2019
| 11:21 AM America/Chicago
Suicide rates among young people rose at an alarming rate in the U.S. between 2007 and 2017, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC found: That suicides increased by 56% during the 10-year sp...
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2018
October
17,
2018
| 15:16 PM America/Chicago
The Promise to improve the health of every child in our region extends past the medical walls of Cook Children’s Medical Center. On Wednesday, Oct. 17, experts from Cook Children’s gathered at the Regional Child Health Summit to look at 2018 data ...
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October
03,
2018
| 10:30 AM America/Chicago
I know a lot of you are putting on your favorite pink shirt to watch Mean Girls for the umpteenth time. After all, this is a modern classic. So much so that October 3 has become #MeanGirlsDay. From Heathers to Mean Girls, these ‘rites of passag...
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August
17,
2018
| 10:26 AM America/Chicago
You’re holding your child’s hand on your way to the first day of school. The squeeze on your hand is tighter than usual. Then suddenly your little one sees a friend, smiles, releases your grip and you watch them run to school together without a care ...
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June
11,
2018
| 10:29 AM America/Chicago
Because we are part of the Cook Children's Health System, we are also uniquely positioned to care for those children coping with mental health as well as chronic physical conditions or diagnoses. Click here to learn more about our Behavioral Health C...
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May
17,
2018
| 10:50 AM America/Chicago
The number of children showing up in emergency rooms for suicidal thoughts and attempts is on the rise, especially during the school year. According to a new study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, kids ages 5 to 17 were admitte...
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April
06,
2018
| 15:15 PM America/Chicago
Today’s students have greater demands than ever before, with homework and a greater emphasis on scoring high on standardized tests like the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR). Parents can help by making sure that children pla...
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February
15,
2018
| 16:43 PM America/Chicago
So here we are again. Another school shooting. As adults, we are the ones kids look to for comfort. The ones they depend on to be strong. How many adults are feeling just a bit weak or overwhelmed with the news of yet another shooting? I’ll admit I a...
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