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Podcast: Early Childhood Mental Health Awareness

In this episode of Kids Health Cast, Daniel Bigman, M.D. discusses what parents should know about early childhood mental health development.

Podcast: Addressing the Stigma Surrounding Opioid Addiction

In this episode of Back to Health, Jonathan Avery, M.D. addresses substance use disorders, overdose, and addiction. He speaks with Robin Keller and John Sicher, the mother and stepfather of Zoe, to discuss about her passing from an overdose and how her story inspires them to continue doing work in harm reduction and prevention. The panelists also highlight the distribution of naloxone, a life-saving medication that can reverse an overdose from opioids, and ways to address stigma around... Read More

Infographic: National ADHD Awareness Month

October Is National Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Awareness Month. ADHD is a medical condition that affects how the brain works. It can take many forms, in that people with ADHD may be challenged with inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity.

Infographic: Mental Illness Awareness Week

Mental Illness Awareness Week is October 2–8, 2022.

Borderline Personality Disorder: Resources, Treatments and Support for Patients and Families

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has instituted a Borderline Personality Resource Center, which provides assistance to patients and their families all over the country. The Resource Center was created in the memory of Pamela Tusiani, a young woman who lived with borderline personality disorder (BPD). The Center’s mission is to educate those affected by the disorder and connect them to treatment and support in their state or locality.

Suicide Prevention: What You Can Do to Help Avoid a Tragedy

Many cases of suicide are preventable. Protect yourself and those you love by learning risk factors, warning signs and preventive steps.

Back to School Guides for All Ages

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists at Weill Cornell Medicine have collaborated to create a back-to-school guide for parents and students of all ages.

International Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day is on August 31. Come together for addiction education, overdose prevention and to remember loved ones we’ve lost.

Podcast: Teen Substance Use and Addiction

In this episode of Kids Health Cast, Jonathan Avery, M.D. reviews what parents should know about teen substance use and addiction.

Patients with Long COVID Face Significant Mental Health Challenges

COVID-19 continues to plague individuals and communities across the country, but long COVID—also known as post-COVID—is a scourge all on its own for at least 1 out of 5 Americans who previously had the shorter, acute version of the disease, according to recent government estimates. Long COVID is a chronic post-viral syndrome that leaves patients with lingering symptoms for weeks, months or even longer.

Supporting Your Child's Mental Health

In recent weeks, merely watching the news has felt dangerous to our mental health—especially if we are parents. The horrors of the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, have been playing and replaying on our own inner TV screens, creating unthinkable levels of shock and anxiety. And our children are just as susceptible to these destabilizing emotions as we are.

Podcast: The Impacts of Recent Events on Youth Mental Health

In this episode of Kids Health Cast, Shannon Bennett, Ph.D. discusses the impacts of media on youth mental health.

A Comprehensive Program for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Youth

At the center of political controversy and subject to discrimination, bullying and outright rejection by family and society at large, transgender children and adolescents are arguably the most vulnerable of the vulnerable. They need protection, services and plenty of care. And they need champions. Enter Dr. Jane Chang, Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College and an Associate Attending Pediatrician at NewYork-Presbyterian... Read More

Infographic: PTSD Awareness Month

Do you have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? If you’re having trouble coping after a traumatic event, PTSD. Here’s what you need to know about the disorder.

Mental Health Resources for the LGBTQ+ Community

Pride Month is a time to celebrate the rainbow of LGBTQ+ identities in all their diverse splendor. But the community still faces considerable discrimination and stigma. Even with all the progress that has been made, it is fitting to focus on the mental health issues, and their remedies, that beset some members of this large, varied population.

Infographic: LGBTQ Pride Month - Prioritizing Your Health

As a patient in the LGBTQ+ community, you may have faced barriers when it comes to getting the health care you need. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we are dedicated to providing you with easy access to the highest quality care to help you live a healthy and fulfilling life.

Mental Health for Cancer Patients

A cancer diagnosis can often feel like an unexpected roadblock in your life, taking a toll on more than just your physical health. From treatment side effects to financial concerns or just maintaining social interactions, the impact of cancer can feel overwhelming. Questions and uncertainties can increase feelings of stress and anxiety, placing the body’s mental state into one of survival, otherwise known as the fight, flight, or freeze response.

Understanding the Science of Addiction

Addiction is a complex problem. Although it may have behavioral or emotional triggers, other factors, including genetics, may make overcoming it especially difficult.

Coping with PTSD from the COVID-19 Pandemic

As emerging variants of COVID-19 continue to spread globally, it's understandable if you have not been feeling like your ‘normal’ self.

Infographic: Healthy Ways to Cope With Stress During the Holidays

Holidays are stressful at the best of times. But with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the exhaustion and anxiety are even worse. Here are a few things you can do to maintain your wellness throughout the winter holiday season.