Are the Kids Alright? Young People and Mental Health

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Are the Kids Alright  Young People and Mental Health

I didn’t really do Mental Health Month justice, I’m afraid. Time blows by so fast!

Plus, I don’t like anyone telling me what to do. I’m working on that…

Plus, I do mental health year round. That makes up for it a little, don’t you think?


In any case, reader Brietta Mengel kindly sent me this nice infographic, so I can share it with you:

Are the Kids Alright? Young People and Mental Health.


Thanks a bunch, Brietta!


  1. young people learn first from family then from society then from experience if they are not alright i think we must tackl the reasons and not on the results

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    1. You’re right, of course. In health care we can only do what we can. We can’t fix poverty, or prejudice, or substance abuse, or any other societal issues. We deal with the consequences of society NOT addressing such triggers. We can’t ignore suffering because it shouldn’t exist or because someone else should prevent it. We lack such luxury. Still, you’re absolute right and I thank you for making such a crucial point. Sick people, to a great extent, reflect sick cultures, and public health approaches generally work best. – Greg

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      1. I add only one thing in reality there would be money and technology to enable man to live peaceful quiet ( the money is no longer based on gold reserves and thus are virtual and robots can work for us ) but , i learn from it ancient greek culture , happy people can not be controlled so they know how to choose and how to live . Change the culture of tradition and you will have a new world . educate on everything and not prohibit anything . William an old friend of mine said life is a killer and it’s true but it’s natural what is not natural is that the system is a killer …. have a nice day ….

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      2. We must carefully keep the larger context in mind with every patient we see. Often the primary issues lie outside the patient, except in their overwhelmed ability to withstand mistreatment & other stresses. Thanks – Greg


  2. When you ask, A, “are the kids alright?” also ask B, “are the parents alright?” and then apply some logic.

    If A and B are followed with yes, no worries in general. If A and B have a mixed or completely negative result something detrimental might take place. Often children carry what their environment gives them. This is an issue in every society and politicians tend to ignore it…

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    1. I’m no expert in this specialty, but i have noticed that children’s symptoms often reflect their social situations. Plus, children and teens especially bring lots of drama to the table that complicates the notion of pathology. I work entirely with adults, but lots of family and other environmentla issues are often major drivers of their symptoms. Thanks for your help – Greg


  3. Very informative article. Thanks for sharing. It is encouraging that early intervention is being recognized. I have a Certificate in Infant Mental Health and have become aware that the contributing factors for mental illness begin between 0-2 years old. This is the window of opportunity for prevention and change in trajectory for a child. 🙂

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