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Positive Links for Children, Teens and Families during the Coronavirus, special focus on Teen Mental Health (78)

Year 2, Week 28 (78)

COVID-19 & Teen Mental Health

06.10.2021-12.10.2021

This Week’s Top Links

07.10.2021

Homeless Person Shuts Down Anti-Vaxx Street Protest Perfectly

https://www.unilad.co.uk/news/homeless-person-shuts-down-anti-vaxx-street-protest-perfectly/

This would be hilarious if the woman anti-vaxxer wasn’t so sanctimonious and the man wasn’t speaking from a situation of indignity.

06.10.2021

Everything Pediatricians Want You to Know About About Getting Your Kid the COVID Vaccine

https://www.parents.com/health/coronavirus/everything-pediatricians-want-you-to-know-kid-covid-vaccine/

To stop the pandemic we must vaccinate our children. Please read what the science and scientists are reporting, not what politicians or Social Media is saying. Do real research, your children’s lives may depend on it—and so does ending this pandemic.

08.10.2021

We Can’t Fail Another Generation: 5 Things to Know about Child and Adolescent Mental Health

https://unfoundation.org/blog/post/we-cant-fail-another-generation-5-things-to-know-about-child-and-adolescent-mental-health/

UNICEF United Nations Children’s Fund just released it 2021 State of Our Children and it looks really dire. The State of Children’s Mental Health around the world is precarious and the situation has only become worse with the pandemic. Children and Teens mental health is seriously at risk. This report (linked to in this article) gives country by country breakdowns and looks behind the numbers to what Governments can and must do to protect this generation.

09.10.21

'Invisible Child' tells the story of childhood homelessness in America

https://www.npr.org/2021/10/08/1043954611/invisible-child-tells-the-story-of-childhood-homelessness-in-america

On my last trip to the US (in September, 2021), I was astounded by how much the signs of homelessness had increased since I had visited three years previously. It seemed like every on highway ramp had a homeless camp with panhandling on most city street corners. This is definitely an America of haves (Bezos and Musk had just returned from multi-million dollar flights to outer space) and have nots (those at all the off ramps). This story is about the childhood side of homelessness. It is eye-opening and compelling while also a call to action. What is the cost of poverty on the mind of a child? What kind of bravery and resilience does it take to overcome such astronomical odds at the earliest of ages?

10.10.21

Women's heart disease risk rises with COVID

https://apple.news/Apa-p08CYSaa04E7NozXSug

Covid itself is a stressor on the heart and may damage it, but the larger damage is being caused by the extra stress women have endured during the pandemic. The added responsibilities, workload and financial pressures.

11.10.21

How to help your child fight panic, fears and worry monsters

https://gulfnews.com/parenting/mums-dads/how-to-help-your-child-fight-panic-fears-and-worry-monsters-1.1633874153024

With more children experiencing panic attacks and fears, this link has a number of tried methods for dealing with them. There are helpful anecdotes here that every parent can relate to. Creating a worry monster is a good idea, find out how one parent assured their child that the worry monster prefers to eat worries and not children.

12.10.21

9 Books on Polarization—and How to Fix It

https://nextbigideaclub.com/magazine/9-books-polarization-fix/30019/

This link is just after Canadian Thanksgiving and just before US Thanksgiving. A lot of family gatherings may have additional angst this season after a polarizing year. Hopefully, this will give you time to read up on the possible conflict you might face wherever you’re visiting or with whomever you will be expecting. There’s a variety of books here and it’s worth perusing the short descriptions to see if any fit your situation.

 

This Week’s Links

12.10.21

9 Books on Polarization—and How to Fix It

https://nextbigideaclub.com/magazine/9-books-polarization-fix/30019/

Gird Yourself for Another Covid Winter

https://www.inc.com/rebecca-deczynski/small-business-prepare-for-winter-covid.html

COVID is here to stay. So what does "victory" look like?

https://www.axios.com/covid-pandemic-forever-elimination-96b4c87e-6176-4317-b795-3a8accba4051.html

Covid Spread Was 8% Lower In Democrat-Led States Than GOP Because Of Stricter Restrictions, Study Finds

https://www.forbes.com/sites/alisondurkee/2021/10/11/covid-spread-was-8-lower-in-democrat-led-states-than-gop-because-of-stricter-restrictions-study-finds/

‘I’m a Neurologist, and These Are the Brain-Healthy Foods I Eat Every Day’ https://flipboard.com/@wellandgood/i-m-a-neurologist-and-these-are-the-brain-healthy-foods-i-eat-every-day-f66nhsr5qhmddpki?from=share&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=share

11.10.21

How to help your child fight panic, fears and worry monsters

https://gulfnews.com/parenting/mums-dads/how-to-help-your-child-fight-panic-fears-and-worry-monsters-1.1633874153024

With more children experiencing panic attacks and fears, this link has a number of tried methods for dealing with them. There are helpful anecdotes here that every parent can relate to. A worry monster is a good idea, find out how one parent assured their child that the worry monster prefers to eat worries and not children.

Is Everyone Having Fun Right Now Except Parents?

https://www.thecut.com/2021/10/parents-how-to-social-life-covid-19-pandemic.html

Unemployment benefits ended, but hiring did not surge in September

https://apple.news/ABF6J4lhuRx2M8eta8_4o3g

The Rate Of Covid-19 Cases Is Dropping Nationally But Rising In These 5 States

https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2021/10/10/the-rate-of-covid-19-cases-is-dropping-nationally-but-rising-in-these-5-states/

Merck asks US FDA to authorize promising anti-COVID pill

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/merck-asks-us-fda-to-authorize-promising-anti-covid-pill/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=RSS_seattle-news

10.10.21

Women's heart disease risk rises with COVID

https://apple.news/Apa-p08CYSaa04E7NozXSug

The former QAnon believers who are desperate to break free

https://apple.news/ABDptQJ_mQPOrKuiD4rsU2Q

Boys in crisis: Schools are failing young males. Here's what needs to change in classrooms

https://apple.news/AtUT2MM35T8msHxUazBgSgw

Kids testing positive at higher rates than adults; gender wage gap impacted by COVID workforce loss: Today's COVID-19 updates

https://apple.news/AIsWWNKyEQCiQ3YkjQJoc1A

It’s Not Misinformation. It’s Amplified Propaganda.

https://apple.news/AOBFOYyDhSBW_7GcxW7-ozA

09.10.21

'Invisible Child' tells the story of childhood homelessness in America

https://www.npr.org/2021/10/08/1043954611/invisible-child-tells-the-story-of-childhood-homelessness-in-america

Pfizer officially asks the FDA to authorize its COVID vaccine for kids aged 5-11

https://apple.news/AGI_IoKhPS7GCENTugN-Dhw

These Are The Seven Vaccines the USA Will Accept For International Travel From Early November

https://www.paddleyourownkanoo.com/2021/10/09/these-are-the-seven-vaccines-the-usa-will-accept-for-international-travel-from-early-november/

We're Getting Closer to Having a COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids 

https://flipboard.com/@health/we-re-getting-closer-to-having-a-covid-19-vaccine-for-kids-0o0586pt8o3nvgk9?from=share&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=share

Nine pandemic words that almost no one gets right

https://apple.news/AlTmexC4HRl2osrh5_RKxzw

08.10.2021

We Can’t Fail Another Generation: 5 Things to Know about Child and Adolescent Mental Health

https://unfoundation.org/blog/post/we-cant-fail-another-generation-5-things-to-know-about-child-and-adolescent-mental-health/

How dumb can a nation get and still survive?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/10/07/reconciliation-vaccines-election-america-dumb/

How To Manage Your Anxiety Around Constantly Calculating COVID Risk

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/anxiety-covid-risk_l_615f062fe4b059cb852e5f09

Neuroimaging research suggests that even mild cases of COVID-19 leave a lasting mark on the brain

https://www.psypost.org/2021/10/neuroimaging-research-suggests-that-even-mild-cases-of-covid-19-leave-a-lasting-mark-on-the-brain-61938

Revenge of the Silent (Vaccinated) Majority

https://www.usnews.com/news/the-report/articles/2021-10-08/vaccinated-americans-are-fed-up-and-fighting-back

07.10.2021

Homeless Person Shuts Down Anti-Vaxx Street Protest Perfectly

https://www.unilad.co.uk/news/homeless-person-shuts-down-anti-vaxx-street-protest-perfectly/

COVID is leading cause of death among police officers

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/covid-19-police-officers-leading-cause-death/

Mandatory Vaccination For Domestic Travel In Canada To Be In Effect This Month 

https://flipboard.com/@narcitycanada/mandatory-vaccination-for-domestic-travel-in-canada-to-be-in-effect-this-month-d7c04o42ad5eo40r?from=share&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=share

06.10.2021

Everything Pediatricians Want You to Know About About Getting Your Kid the COVID Vaccine

https://www.parents.com/health/coronavirus/everything-pediatricians-want-you-to-know-kid-covid-vaccine/

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Oddly Enough, Science Says Start Telling Them They Might Fail

https://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/how-to-raise-successful-kids-happier-children-better-parent-instruct-mentor-guide-research.html

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Pandemic proofing your life is not what you think

https://apple.news/AU4FMHozrS7mts-WU_uauKQ

Why Are Americans Still—Still!—Wearing Cloth Masks?

https://apple.news/AYV_DFwFuQlK2Y3brzJ5K_w

Hospitalization rates are down across the US, but these 8 states still have fewer than 15% of ICU beds available

https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/06/health/us-coronavirus-wednesday/

DJ Spooky Administers An “Information Vaccine” Through #Curation - About Flipboard

https://about.flipboard.com/inside-flipboard/dj-spooky-administers-an-information-vaccine-through-curation/

COVID-19: ‘Hybrid immunity’ may give us ‘edge’ over the coronavirus

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/vaccination-gives-hybrid-immunity-to-recovered-covid-19-patients

Whistleblower to Senate: Don't trust Facebook

https://www.politico.com/news/2021/10/05/facebook-whistleblower-testifies-congress-515083

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