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Positive Links for Children, Teens and Families during the Coronavirus, special focus on Teen Mental Health (#61)

Year 2, Week 11 (61)

COVID-19 & Teen Mental Health

02.06.2021-08.06.2021

This Week’s Top Links

Lock The Door

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IfDwei9Zx4

Northern Saskatchewan Youth, B/W Photo Video, 2021

This made-by-youth video was written and performed by Northern Saskatchewan Youth and released June 7, 2021. It is definitely worth a listen and their message is clear. They’re ready to get back to their friends and their activities—in this case, meaningful music.

How to talk so kids will listen and listen so kids will talk (review)

https://www.fatherly.com/play/the-classic-parenting-book-how-to-talk-so-kids-will-listen-in-under-1000-words/

This is a good review of one of the best books on parenting (and listening). The author leaves out many of the worksheets and activities that make the original book such a good training manual, but he does reveal the main focus of the book. Just in case, you want the original, non-reduced version (that I think is best), here’s a link to the whole book: https://fabermazlish.com 

Do Transgender Teens Face Greater Risk of Substance Use?

https://www.verywellmind.com/do-transgender-teens-face-greater-risk-of-substance-use-5188028

Transgender youth face greater mental health challenges than other youth including areas such as substance abuse, suicide, parental rejection and social discrimination. Post-pubescence is hard enough, adding gender exploration to the mix increases those pressures. During this confusing period, young people need our acceptance not our judgment. 

COVID-19 hospitalizations increase, CDC report shows

https://fox5sandiego.com/news/coronavirus/covid-19-hospitalizations-increase-cdc-report-shows/

While rates of COVID infection are decreasing for the general population, they are soaring among young people. Research has shown it is safe for youth over 12 to be vaccinated and we need to get them their vaccines so they can return to activities this summer.

How to Help Your Kid Emotionally Recover This Summer

https://www.parents.com/kids/development/how-to-help-your-kid-emotionally-recover-this-summer/

Speaking of this summer, and besides vaccines, what can you do to help your child or youth recover from the pandemic year? This article features suggestions and activities for the whole family.

A Run-In With An Unvaccinated Woman Has Me Rethinking How We Can End The Pandemic

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/covid-pandemic-unvaccinated_n_60b79806e4b02df1ad8652b8

Not all things are as they seem as the author of this article attests to. Expecting an emotional run-in with an anti-vaxxer, he realizes he is dealing with confusion more than ideology. His wisdom in responding is a good lesson for all of us.

Listening to Naomi Osaka

https://apple.news/A9dgAY0IlBRxeNf1IygUrsvw 

This was a huge week for sports, Naomi Osaka realized that her mind is as important as her body in sports and the leadership at the French Open proved they were clueless about mental health issues.

New pediatricians are seeing an influx of mental health cases

https://apple.news/AD9IlfkPFS6-QQ4JGJNsbKg

New pediatricians are not seeing the normal docket of childhood and youth diseases in hospitals today, instead they are seeing a growing number of mental health issues and they don’t think their medical training has prepared them for this influx.

 

This Week’s Links

08.06.2021

Lock The Door

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IfDwei9Zx4

Northern Saskatchewan Youth, B/W Photo Video, 2021

How to talk so kids will listen and listen so kids will talk (review)

https://www.fatherly.com/play/the-classic-parenting-book-how-to-talk-so-kids-will-listen-in-under-1000-words/

Four things you can do to support your teen’s mental health

https://www.unicef.org/tajikistan/stories/four-things-you-can-do-support-your-teens-mental-health

This Online Quiz Helps Adults Identify Their Adverse Childhood Experiences

https://www.scarymommy.com/online-quiz-helps-adverse-childhood-experiences/

Striving or Thriving? Steps to Help Kids Find Balance and Purpose - MindShift

https://www.kqed.org/mindshift/57946/striving-or-thriving-steps-to-help-kids-find-balance-and-purpose

How to Set Healthy Boundaries With Your Family

https://www.shondaland.com/live/body/a36649298/how-to-set-healthy-boundaries-with-your-family/

Rates Of Postnatal Depression Among New Mothers Rose Sharply During Lockdown

https://digest.bps.org.uk/2021/06/08/rates-of-postnatal-depression-among-new-mothers-rose-sharply-during-lockdown/

Working In Sweatpants May Be Over As Companies Contemplate The Great Office Return

https://www.npr.org/2021/06/07/1002141237/working-in-sweatpants-may-be-over-as-companies-contemplate-the-great-office-retu

A different kind of COVID-19 vaccine is coming, and it could be 'even more protective'

https://theweek.com/science/1001233/a-different-kind-of-covid-19-vaccine-is-coming-and-it-could-be-even-more-protective

07.06.2021

Do Transgender Teens Face Greater Risk of Substance Use?

https://www.verywellmind.com/do-transgender-teens-face-greater-risk-of-substance-use-5188028

Exclusive: People who wore masks were less likely to get sick

https://www.axios.com/coronavirus-masks-fewer-positive-tests-87a97b0f-6d30-4440-a16f-ef73bb859c2b.html

Delay reopening by ‘a few weeks’, say scientists

https://www.newschainonline.com/news/delay-reopening-by-a-few-weeks-say-scientists-188759

To See How Well a Country Handled COVID, Look at Its Airports

https://www.vice.com/en/article/epnz4e/airports-are-a-good-indicator-of-how-a-country-government-handled-the-covid-19-pandemic-v28n2

Spain reopens to tourists from around the world - as long as they are vaccinated

https://www.euronews.com/2021/06/07/spain-reopens-to-tourists-from-around-the-world-as-long-as-they-are-vaccinated?utm_source=flipboard.com&utm_campaign=feeds_news&utm_medium=referral

Eating More of These Fruits and Vegetables Will Help Ward Off Depression and Anxiety

https://www.firstforwomen.com/posts/health/colorful-fruits-and-vegetables-boost-mood

This Ominous Warning From Moderna Could Shake Up the COVID Vaccine Market

https://www.fool.com/investing/2021/06/02/this-ominous-warning-from-moderna-could-shake-up-t/?source=isafpbcs0000001&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=firehose

06.06.2021

COVID-19 hospitalizations increase, CDC report shows

https://fox5sandiego.com/news/coronavirus/covid-19-hospitalizations-increase-cdc-report-shows/

Pregnant Folks, Breathe A Sigh Of Relief: The COVID Vaccine Does Not Affect The Placenta

https://www.scarymommy.com/covid-vaccine-not-affect-placenta/

New Type Of COVID Vaccine Could Debut Soon

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/06/06/1003328413/new-type-of-covid-vaccine-could-debut-soon

China is vaccinating the world ... with vaccines that don't work well

https://hotair.com/allahpundit/2021/06/05/china-is-vaccinating-the-world-with-vaccines-that-dont-work-well-n394753

05.06.2021

How to Help Your Kid Emotionally Recover This Summer

https://www.parents.com/kids/development/how-to-help-your-kid-emotionally-recover-this-summer/

Covid-19 cases are falling, but experts say kids should still get a vaccine when they can. Here's why

https://apple.news/ACJi9jUl0QwuTOklBzAElRw

CDC warns of increasing teen hospitalizations due to COVID

https://www.kron4.com/health/coronavirus/cdc-warns-of-increasing-teen-hospitalizations-due-to-covid/

I’m a Pediatrician. Here’s How I Reach Vaccine-Skeptical Parents.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/my-patients-are-kids-but-my-side-gig-is-convincing-their-parents-to-get-coronavirus-shots?source=science&via=rss

Tam urges 2nd COVID vaccine dose as Delta variant emerges 'essentially across Canada'

https://www.cp24.com/news/tam-urges-2nd-covid-vaccine-dose-as-delta-variant-emerges-essentially-across-canada-1.5456745

Fauci recalls the terrifying early days of the AIDS epidemic

https://apple.news/Aq7-7VRg8S8GJHBxkyWX9ZA

National Geographic Has 8 Weeks of Summer Awesomeness For Your Kids

https://redtri.com/national-geographic-planet-possible/

Parenting 101 -- Attentive listening helps teens open up, study finds

https://www.thebrighterside.news/post/parenting-101-attentive-listening-helps-teens-open-up-study-finds

04.06.2021

A Run-In With An Unvaccinated Woman Has Me Rethinking How We Can End The Pandemic

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/covid-pandemic-unvaccinated_n_60b79806e4b02df1ad8652b8

The one thing most likely to kill your child this summer (it's probably not what you think)

https://theprovince.com/health/the-one-thing-most-likely-to-kill-your-child-this-summer-its-probably-not-what-you-think/wcm/1b73c98a-e905-4bb2-9901-42864b6f9059

CDC Issues “Critical” Warning for These Americans | Eat This Not That

https://www.eatthis.com/news-cdc-warning-unvaccinated-teens/

The 3 Types of Anxiety Folks Are Experiencing Post-Pandemic, According to a Psychologist

https://www.purewow.com/wellness/pandemic-anxiety?utm_campaign=rss&utm_medium=syndication&utm_source=flipboard

Fauci Is ‘Concerned’ About States With Low Vaccination Rates — Here Are The Ones With The Lowest

https://www.forbes.com/sites/alisondurkee/2021/06/03/fauci-is-concerned-about-states-with-low-vaccination-rates---here-are-the-ones-with-the-lowest/

U.S. details global coronavirus vaccine plan, with 25 million doses headed to Asia, Latin America, Caribbean, Africa

https://apple.news/A4eaL8KHZT7iDCvF0835UgQ

What are variants of concern, and are COVID-19 vaccines effective against them?

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/06/covid-19-variants-of-concern/

Trapped by your own thoughts? Here are 5 ways to free yourself

https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/04/health/overthinking-worry-anxiety-tips-wellness/

These are the 3 types of mental downtime your brain needs

https://www.fastcompany.com/90643509/these-are-the-3-types-of-mental-downtime-your-brain-needs?partner=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=rss+fastcompany&utm_content=rss

Two Human Flu Virus Strains May Have Gone Extinct, Reports Indicate

https://www.sciencealert.com/two-flu-strains-may-have-gone-extinct-due-to-drop-in-transmission-during-the-pandemic

AstraZeneca second dose: Should I get the same vaccine or choose Pfizer or Moderna?

https://theconversation.com/astrazeneca-second-dose-should-i-get-the-same-vaccine-or-choose-pfizer-or-moderna-162061

03.06.2021

Listening to Naomi Osaka

https://apple.news/A9dgAY0IBRxeNf1IygUrsvw

The ‘trauma’ of the pandemic and how reopening is driving adolescent anxiety, suicide

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/the-trauma-of-the-pandemic-and-how-reopening-is-driving-adolescent-anxiety-suicide

How to Ask Someone If They’re Vaccinated Against COVID-19

https://www.verywellhealth.com/asking-someone-if-they-are-vaccinated-covid19-5187188

Health and safety beyond pandemic restrictions: 4 practices to keep

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/restrictions-are-easing-up-but-should-you-ease-up-on-hygiene-practices

What You Need To Know About Mixing COVID Vaccines In Canada

https://www.chatelaine.com/health/mixing-covid-vaccines-canada/

Mixed reactions to Saskatchewan's goal of removing restrictions by July 11

https://leaderpost.com/news/saskatchewan/covid-19-majority-of-new-doses-given-as-second-shots-130-new-cases

02.06.2021

New pediatricians are seeing an influx of mental health cases

https://apple.news/AD9IlfkPFS6-QQ4JGJNsbKg

6 Real Examples That Prove The COVID-19 Vaccines Are Working

https://apple.news/A-B3j0ioMQpiHKIaZQ6vlT

Analysis | The pandemic is getting worse, even when it seems like it’s getting better

https://apple.news/AC2ZfW7KTTV-g0XN9VBJ5iw

The 'Time Has Come' For A Global Pandemic Treaty, WHO's Tedros Says

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2021/05/31/1001943709/the-time-has-come-for-a-global-pandemic-treaty-whos-tedros-says

A pandemic upside: The flu virus became less diverse, simplifying the task of making flu shots

https://apple.news/ABc0kGa3OTHiLAYRDI7Ygjw

Here Are All Of The Best Quizzes From May 2021

https://apple.news/AYcssJP0gSy2EqWRm289oxQ

 

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