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5 Things Texas: Food insecurity, Vaccine mandates, Youth behavioral health

Eli Kirshbaum | Nov 11, 2021 | Texas

This edition of "5 Things We're Watching" includes the Feeding Texas CEO's thoughts on food insecurity in the state, Texas hospitals' response to Gov. Abbott's ongoing push to prohibit vaccine mandates, and a story on how the recently approved Proposition 6 could blur the rules concerning visitation in assisted living...[ Read More ]

Arizona addresses student and educator mental health needs with school-based programs

| Nov 5, 2021 | Arizona

In the Arizona Telemedicine Program’s webinar on Friday about school-based mental health education for rural youth last week, Jean Ajamie of the School Safety & Social Wellness team at the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) presented a comprehensive overview of Arizona’s recent statewide initiatives for student mental health.    ...[ Read More ]

Youth behavioral health services drastically strained in Texas

| Nov 5, 2021 | Texas

Behavioral health services in Texas, particularly for young people, have tremendously struggled to keep up with demand since long before the pandemic, according to Dr. Christopher Taylor, founder of Taylor Counseling Group. He says the origin of this mental health crisis for youth and young adults can be traced back...[ Read More ]