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2021
October
21,
2021
| 16:22 PM America/Chicago
Three top pediatric health organizations have declared a national state of emergency in children’s mental health, attributing it to the enormous toll the Covid-19 pandemic has taken on the nation’s youth and urging lawmakers to address the matter imm...
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September
14,
2021
| 09:21 AM America/Chicago
Twenty in a series. A young girl who was recently seen by Cook Children’s C.A.R.E. (Child Advocacy Resource and Evaluation) Team sat sobbing on the exam room floor, distraught after receiving a series of immunization shots.Many of the children seen b...
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August
03,
2021
| 09:13 AM America/Chicago
Sixteen in a series. There is nothing more inspiring than seeing a child with a disability overcome the daily challenges they face. Their determination, strength and courage are what superheroes are made of. But, even superheroes sometimes need help ...
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July
12,
2021
| 20:00 PM America/Chicago
Fourteen in a series. Talking about hard things isn’t easy, especially for a child or teen. It’s scary to be vulnerable. But talking can bring clarity. Sharing your hurts, struggles and stress can be a release, and leaning on someone you love can lig...
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June
29,
2021
| 07:33 AM America/Chicago
Thirteen in a series. The onset of loneliness, anxiety and depression in teens and adolescents during the COVID-19 pandemic has fueled a sharp rise in reports of dangerous eating behaviors.The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) helpline saw...
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June
22,
2021
| 08:00 AM America/Chicago
Twelve in a series. Imagine living through a tornado. The wind howling over the sound of sirens. Lightning illuminates your home. Then, you hear it - the roar. You watch the ceiling start to give way. Fear turns to panic. Running on adrenaline, your ...
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May
25,
2021
| 10:40 AM America/Chicago
Eight in a series. Over the past few weeks, we’ve published a series of articles about the mental health crisis shaking the foundation of our youngest generation. It’s been a difficult and heart-wrenching conversation as, together, we’ve opened our e...
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May
10,
2021
| 20:00 PM America/Chicago
Six in a series.Like an earthquake rumbling underfoot, crumpling the ground beneath, the suicide of a loved one has a way of knocking you to your hands and knees.After the initial shock wave throws you, constant aftershocks of emotions—running the ga...
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April
28,
2021
| 12:33 PM America/Chicago
Help is now just a text away for Tarrant County residents searching for critical resources. TXT4 Tarrant Cares, a community texting service introduced today, promises to make it easier for local families to find the help they desperately need, close ...
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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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February
04,
2021
| 10:58 AM America/Chicago
Speak up. Share hope. Add your voice. This is the message of the Okay to Say™ campaign. In a world where we currently face so much uncertainty, the Wellness Alliance for Total Children’s Health (WATCH) of Denton County led by Cook Children’s knows pe...
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2020
October
27,
2020
| 12:44 PM America/Chicago
The number of patients admitted to Cook Children’s after attempting suicide continues to rise. In September, 37 children and teens were treated for suicide attempts, marking the worst month on record since at least 2015.“September of 2020 has been th...
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2019
October
17,
2019
| 11:23 AM America/Chicago
As the mother of three boys under the age of 5, and all capable of impressive tantrums, Dana Brown-Bonner thought she knew what it meant to be challenged and live in chaos. But that was before an unexpected life event put her resiliency to the test. ...
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2017
August
04,
2017
| 11:32 AM America/Chicago
Startling statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show the suicide rate among teenage girls has hit a 40-year high. According to data released Thursday, suicide rates doubled among girls and increased more than 30 perc...
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June
06,
2017
| 10:16 AM America/Chicago
On the top floor of the brand new South Tower building at Cook Children’s Medical Center sits a facility most people will never see. The doors are locked from inside and out. The only access granted comes with the swipe of a badge. This is the Rees-J...
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2016
May
05,
2016
| 10:46 AM America/Chicago
From a shocking murder-suicide carried out by a teen in Plano, Texas to the deadly attack on a Dallas jogger by a machete-wielding ex-Texas A&M player, North Texans have read their fair share of disturbing headlines in recent months. What's under ...
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2015
August
19,
2015
| 11:16 AM America/Chicago
Long hours. Not having a chance to eat with the family. Pressure to excel. It’s a familiar pattern with many adults. Unfortunately, it’s also a troubling trend among today’s high school athletes. Cook Children’s pediatrician David H. Goff, M.D....
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