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Jails Are No Place for the Mentally Ill, Flavored Tobacco Lures Kids, Meet Mexico’s 13 Year Old Psychologist – In Case You Missed It – October 6, 2015

In Case You Missed It

Welcome back to In Case You Missed It (our weekly roundup of articles touching on psychology, health, mental health and social justice issues from multiple news and commentary websites). This week, we address the challenges of living with mental illness in jail, flavored tobacco luring kids, a gifted young girl and 13-year-old psychologist, and more. Jails are no place for the mentally ill – I was lucky to get out – The Washington Post In this article, Justin […]

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Teens Raising Babies: Supporting and Assisting Pregnant and Parenting Teens

Young teen parents cradling infant daughter

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This is the fourth and final post in a blog series about APA’s ACT Raising Safe Kids (ACT-RSK) program. ACT-RSK teaches positive parenting skills to parents and caregivers of children from birth to age 8. Make sure to check out our first, second and third posts in the series.  By J. Riley Bailey, PhD (TEEN+ Project Director) & Janon Wilson-Wilbourn, PhD (Lead Social Worker, TEEN+ Project) Pregnant and […]

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In Case You Missed It – March 6, 2015

In Case You Missed It

Welcome to our new feature – In Case You Missed It, a weekly roundup of recent news articles related to issues of psychology, health and mental health, social justice and the public interest that you may be interested in. This week, we have stories ranging from a new campaign to raise awareness of the importance of mental health care, the Supreme Court’s hearing of King v. Burwell, the release of the DOJ […]

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