American Academy Of Child And Adolescent Psychiatry News
Resources for Suicide Prevention, Mental Illness Concerns, Helping Parents Cope
As part of a "20/20" report airing on Friday, Aug. 4, we wanted to provide viewers with information about suicide prevention and other resources for mental health concerns or for those who are interested in learning more: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Trained crisis workers are
Columbine Killer's Mother Sue Klebold on Relationship with Her Son, Warning Signs She Missed, What She Went Through After the Tragedy
On April 20, 1999, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris walked into Columbine High School, carrying weapons and homemade bombs, and began slaughtering their classmates. They killed 12 of their fellow students and a teacher, and wounded 24 more people before turning the guns on themselves. The Columbine
After Columbine: Experts Offer Tips for How to Talk to a Troubled Child
Sue Klebold, the mother of Columbine killer Dylan Klebold, sat down with Diane Sawyer for her first television interview to talk about the son she remembers and how she missed warning signs that could have helped save him and other victims. In her book, “A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the
Resources for Families Seeking Treatment for Anxiety, OCD
For years, ABC News’ “20/20″ has followed families with children suffering from crippling anxieties, tracking their progress through treatment and sharing their stories to help empower them and eliminate the stigma of mental health disorders. Below are some resources for families who might be ...
Talking to Your Kids About Tornadoes, Other Natural Disasters
After a massive tornado ripped a path of devastating destruction through Moore, Okla., parents are once again faced with the task of talking to their children about a frightening event. Experts stress that there is no right or wrong way to have these conversations with your kids. There are,
Help for Parents Struggling With a Troubled Child
Dr. Jamie Howard discusses ways parents can help children suffering from mental illness.
Newtown School Shooting: Resources to Help Parents of Mentally Ill Children
When Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut and fatally shot 20 children and six adults, the attack re-opened a fierce debate about mental illness. Lanza, 20, reportedly had an unspecified personality disorder, and in the wake of the rampage, many parents...
New Study Shows U.S. Government Fails to Oversee Treatment of Foster Children With Mind-Altering Drugs
The federal government has not done enough to oversee the treatment of America's foster children with powerful mind-altering drugs, according to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report to be released Thursday. ABC News was given exclusive access to the GAO report, which capped off a
Resource Guide: Children in Foster Care
The federal government has not done enough to protect America's foster children from being over-medicated with powerful mind-altering drugs, according to recent report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Thousands of children in the states the GAO investigated -- Florida, Massachusetts,
New Faces of America: Gerber Babies of Many Races Reflect Future America
Twenty years ago, there was the " Gerber Baby " and it was a white child. Today's Gerber commercials, on the other hand, feature not one baby, but dozens of faces from all different races. Yartezy Sanchez , born June 15 in New York City, has become part of the "Gerber Baby" evolution. New census