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Association of Parental Incarceration with Psychiatric and Functional Outcomes of Young Adults

This cohort study, using data from a community-representative, longitudinal study, found that parental incarceration was associated with young adults’ increased odds of having an anxiety disorder, having a felony charge, spending time in jail,…
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Sheriff to End Solitary Confinement for Teens at Palm Beach County Jail Under Settlement

Young offenders called it “the box.” It’s where their world at the Palm Beach County jail shrank to a 6-by-12 foot cell — for months. In solitary confinement, no music was allowed. No television. No human contact. Read more.
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Panthers' Hiring of a Mental Health Clinician is a 'Game-Changer'

In early August, Steve Smith revealed he had had bouts of depression while an active player with the Carolina Panthers and Baltimore Ravens. He talked about feeling "trapped, inferior and alone." Carolina's all-time leading receiver spoke…
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What Does a Criminal Law Attorney Need to Know About Psychosis?

Courtesy of Godoy Medical Forensics   Psychosis is a condition that distorts attunement with reality. Throughout the years, there have been many criminal cases involving this rather complex illness. Due to its nature as a mental…
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Science Shows Just How Traumatizing It is to Separate Kids from Parents at the US-Mexico Border - Quartz

Mental health professionals worry about the potential consequences of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) policy of separating children from parents caught illegally crossing the border. Read more.
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Shooter Revealed Gory Fantasies to his Therapists Years Before the Parkland Massacre - The Miami Herald

A new report reveals that school shooter Nikolas Cruz told his therapist about his "gory fantasies" years before the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Read more.
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After Parkland, Admissions to Mental Health Treatment Centers in Florida Spike - The Miami Herald

Mental health treatment centers in Florida have seen a drastic uptick in the number of admissions since Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people in a school shooting in Parkland. Read more.
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Researchers Discover 'Anxiety Cells' in the Brain - NPR

Last month, Neuron published a studying finding "anxiety neurons" in the brains of mice. Read more.
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Severe Bullying in Childhood May Hike Teen Mental Health Risk - PsychCentral

A new study has found that children who were severally bullied are at a higher risk of mental health issues during adolescence. Read more.
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Father's Rejection May Increase Child's Social Anxiety, Loneliness - Medical Xpress

A new study has found that paternal rejection may result in adolescents developing social anxiety and feelings of loneliness. Read more.