Overdose and suicide among top causes of death for new moms in California, study finds

Meet the Grown-Ups Keeping Kids Out of Prison

One Saturday morning 13 years ago, Darryl Thompson went to brush his teeth. The 15-year-old from the Bronx was with four other boys at Tryon, a notorious juvenile prison in upstate New York. The boys were not allowed to talk during their morning routine, but it was hard not to: For the last two days, they had been on lockdown, cut off...[ read more ]

Nine Ways To Ensure Your Mindfulness Teaching Practice Is Trauma-Informed

A recent MindShift article highlighted some things teachers should be aware of if they're bringing mindfulness into their classrooms. Students may have experienced trauma that makes sitting silently with their eyes closed feel threatening, and teachers can't assume it will be an easy practice for every child. That awareness is important to create an inclusive environment, but it doesn't mean that teachers shouldn't cultivate...[ read more ]

Effects of Childhood Trauma May Persist in Brain Connectivity of Depressed Patients

A study lead by Penn Medicine researchers found that childhood trauma is linked to abnormal connectivity in the brain in adults with major depressive disorder (MDD). The study is the first to show that childhood trauma is linked to symptom-specific, system-level changes in brain network connectivity in MDD. “With estimates of approximately 10 percent of all children in the United States having been...[ read more ]

California’s healthiest counties are also some of its wealthiest. How healthy is your county?

A new study revealing California’s healthiest, and least healthy, counties highlights the divide between both urban and rural California as well as richer and poorer counties. The study, published Tuesday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, ranked every county by two metrics: Health outcomes, measured by factors such as premature deaths, percentage...[ read more ]

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