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Positive Links for Children, Teens and Families during the Coronavirus, special focus on Teen Mental Health (#63)

Year 2, Week 13 (63)

COVID-19 & Teen Mental Health

16.06.2021-22.06.2021

This Week’s Top Links

I Investigate Drownings — Here Are 10 Things Everyone Should Know About Water Safety

https://www.scarymommy.com/ten-things-you-should-know-drownings/

Articles helping parents plan for summer activities around water are always timely. These ten tips can help you increase family safety this summer.

Study Suggests Good Listening May Help Your Teen Open Up Emotionally

https://www.verywellfamily.com/study-suggests-good-listening-may-help-your-teen-open-up-emotionally-5189116

Learning to parent (or lead) from a base of listening is one of the most important tools you can develop. This study emphasizes that fact and provides clues for good practices.

Opinion: Vaccine Hesitancy In The U.S. Is A Peculiar Privilege

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2021/06/22/1007145368/opinion-vaccine-hesitancy-in-the-u-s-is-a-peculiar-privilege

The worldwide vaccination rate is around 20% and in low-resource countries it is about 1%. The author points out that most of the world is crying out, “I just want a chance to be vaccinated,” while in pockets of privilege in wealthier countries people are saying, “I think I’d rather watch and wait.” This earmarks other dangerous international trends, Vaccine Nationalism and Vaccine Hoarding.

States most vulnerable to COVID are also some of the least vaccinated

https://www.axios.com/coronavirus-vaccines-vulnerability-states-outbreaks-variants-b418fe6d-31f6-4790-9d79-bd7c4d747dd3.html

It should come as no surprise, when government leaders are more concerned about politics than science, people die. States that trail in vaccination rates, lead in deaths and hospitalizations.

COVID will have longer lasting impact on displaced people - the UN's refugee chief speaks to Radio Davos

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/06/unhcr-refugee-displaced-filippo-grandi/

Those facing the least opportunities for vaccines in our world today are not just those in poorer countries, but those with no country. The pandemic will continue to circle our globe as long as unvaccinated people circle the globe. Beyond self-interest, we must have a strategy for securing vaccines for the homeless; both in our own communities and around our globe.

As Brazil Tops 500,000 COVID-19 Deaths, Protesters Blame President

https://www.npr.org/2021/06/19/1008434799/as-brazil-tops-500-000-covid-19-deaths-protesters-blame-president

Bad government and autocratic leadership have led to COVID breakouts all over the world. Two of the world’s worst leaders, Trump and Bolsonaro, are together responsible for over a million deaths… and counting.

Five reasons you may still want to wear a mask

https://apple.news/AueogxX07SUaVQp5JKWxRlQ

Even with mandatory mask laws rescinding, you don’t have to take your mask off and there are plenty of reasons to continue wearing it if that’s what you choose. Here are five.

Suicide attempts among teen girls were already high. The pandemic might have made it worse.

https://19thnews.org/2021/06/teen-girls-attempted-suicide-risk-pandemic/

If you have a teenage girl in your home, reasonable extra vigilance is required following this pandemic. Check in on their mental health consistently.

How to help your teen's mental health during COVID and beyond

https://www.wral.com/coronavirus/how-to-help-your-teen-s-mental-health-during-covid-and-beyond/19722766/

The last article focused on teen females, this article dives deeper with hints for assisting your teens mental health right now and after COVID is behind us.

 

This Week’s Links

22.06.2021

I Investigate Drownings — Here Are 10 Things Everyone Should Know About Water Safety

https://www.scarymommy.com/ten-things-you-should-know-drownings/

Study Suggests Good Listening May Help Your Teen Open Up Emotionally

https://www.verywellfamily.com/study-suggests-good-listening-may-help-your-teen-open-up-emotionally-5189116

Experts Explain How to Move Past 3 Kinds of Toxic Anger

https://apple.news/Ap6HlM-HDSKyVBZR6YCuoZg

Opinion: Vaccine Hesitancy In The U.S. Is A Peculiar Privilege

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2021/06/22/1007145368/opinion-vaccine-hesitancy-in-the-u-s-is-a-peculiar-privilege

Vaccines are not magic bullets – we'll still have to take precautions

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jun/22/viruses-wearing-mask-england-vaccines

How to prepare for the coming inequity of the hybrid office

https://www.fastcompany.com/90648693/how-to-prepare-for-the-coming-inequity-of-the-hybrid-office?partner=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=rss+fastcompany&utm_content=rss

21.06.2021

States most vulnerable to COVID are also some of the least vaccinated

https://www.axios.com/coronavirus-vaccines-vulnerability-states-outbreaks-variants-b418fe6d-31f6-4790-9d79-bd7c4d747dd3.html

Unvaccinated Americans are at risk of an aggressive and more dangerous Covid-19 variant. These are the most vulnerable states

https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/21/us/us-coronavirus-monday/

Dr. Fauci Just Issued This Disturbing News | Eat This Not That

https://www.eatthis.com/news-fauci-disturbing-covid-warning/

Covid-19 to cause four "macro shifts" for future workplaces, finds Steelcase

https://www.dezeen.com/2021/06/21/steelcase-global-report-workplace-design-research-covid-19/

20.06.2021

As Brazil Tops 500,000 COVID-19 Deaths, Protesters Blame President

https://www.npr.org/2021/06/19/1008434799/as-brazil-tops-500-000-covid-19-deaths-protesters-blame-president

Bolsonaro's rule is 'worse threat than coronavirus,' say Brazilians as nation passes 500,000 deaths

https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/19/americas/brazil-covid-deaths-intl-cmd/

Hundreds of protesters call for Brazil's president to step down

https://www.euronews.com/2021/06/20/hundreds-of-protesters-call-for-brazil-s-president-to-step-down?utm_source=flipboard.com&utm_campaign=feeds_news&utm_medium=referral

COVID will have longer lasting impact on displaced people - the UN's refugee chief speaks to Radio Davos

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/06/unhcr-refugee-displaced-filippo-grandi/

World Refugee Day: How Europe can work with refugees to emerge from the pandemic

https://www.euronews.com/2021/06/20/world-refugee-day-how-europe-can-work-with-refugees-to-emerge-from-the-pandemic?utm_source=flipboard.com&utm_campaign=feeds_news&utm_medium=referral

Visualising 70 years of refugee journeys

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/6/20/infographic-world-refugee-day-journey

Covid Lab-Leak Theory Renews "Gain-of-Function" Research Debate

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/20/science/covid-gain-of-function-lab-leak.html

19.06.2021

Five reasons you may still want to wear a mask

https://apple.news/AueogxX07SUaVQp5JKWxRlQ

Religious freedom vs. LGBTQ rights: Supreme Court sides with Catholic foster-care agency

https://apple.news/Ah7O-0mC5SXOkEQyev_bvew

Canada Is Launching a "Vaccine Passport" Next Month

https://604now.com/canada-vaccine-passport-july-2021/

Best YouTube Channels that Help Homeowners Learn

https://purgula.com/maintenance/youtube-channels-that-help-homeowners-learn/

18.06.2021

Dr. Fauci Says The Risks From The Delta Variant Underscore The Importance Of Vaccines

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2021/06/17/1007493934/the-delta-variant-is-the-most-contagious-of-covid-19-strains

The Delta Variant Could Create “Two Americas” Of COVID, Experts Warn

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/peteraldhous/delta-variant-vaccination-covid-surges

Fatigued and Having a Hard Time Concentrating? You May Be Dealing With Brain Fog—Here's How to Get Rid of It

https://parade.com/1223296/kaitlin-vogel/how-to-get-rid-of-brain-fog/

To Celebrate Juneteenth, Listen To A Reading Of The Emancipation Proclamation

https://www.npr.org/2021/06/18/1007632122/to-celebrate-juneteenth-listen-to-a-reading-of-the-emancipation-proclamation

Unpaid Caregivers Were Already Struggling. It's Only Gotten Worse During The Pandemic

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/06/17/1007579073/unpaid-caregivers-were-already-struggling-its-only-gotten-worse-during-the-pande

Canadians who took AstraZeneca excluded from seeing Bruce Springsteen, as Broadway opens up

https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/canadians-who-took-astrazeneca-excluded-from-seeing-bruce-springsteen-as-broadway-opens-up-1.5475262

Donald Trump, Human Parasite, Is Now Telling People Not to Vaccinate Their Kids Against Coronavirus

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2021/06/donald-trump-covid-19-vaccines-children

17.06.2021

Navigating The Coming Out Conversation — From Both Sides

https://www.npr.org/2020/06/01/867059156/navigating-the-coming-out-conversation-from-both-sides

12 Of The Best LGBTQ+ Kids' Books To Read During Pride Month And Beyond

https://graziadaily.co.uk/life/books/lgbtq-books-for-children-pride/

After Months Of Special Education Turmoil, Families Say Schools Owe Them

https://www.npr.org/2021/06/16/994587239/after-months-of-special-education-turmoil-families-say-schools-owe-them

For Those Who Lost Someone To COVID, There Is No 'Returning To Normal'

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/people-who-lost-someone-to-covid-talk-about-what-returning-to-normal-feels-like-britt_l_60c3d69de4b0583aec44a375

5 Ways To Stop Summer Colds From Making The Rounds In Your Family

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/06/16/1006651146/prevent-common-cold-flu-at-home

A Leader’s Guide To Managing Employee Uncertainty

https://www.forbes.com/sites/curtsteinhorst/2021/06/16/a-leaders-guide-to-managing-employee-uncertainty/

After 50 Years Of The War On Drugs, 'What Good Is It Doing For Us?'

https://www.npr.org/2021/06/17/1006495476/after-50-years-of-the-war-on-drugs-what-good-is-it-doing-for-us

16.06.2021

Suicide attempts among teen girls were already high. The pandemic might have made it worse.

https://19thnews.org/2021/06/teen-girls-attempted-suicide-risk-pandemic/

How to help your teen's mental health during COVID and beyond

https://www.wral.com/coronavirus/how-to-help-your-teen-s-mental-health-during-covid-and-beyond/19722766/

'Just Because Fathers Have Discovered Flexible Working, That Shouldn’t Mean Mothers Are Permanently Excluded From The World Of Work'

https://graziadaily.co.uk/life/parenting/work-from-home-flexible-mother-father-sexist/

People hospitalized with COVID-19 now have one overwhelming thing in common. They're not vaccinated.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2021/06/16/majority-covid-19-hospital-patients-us-now-unvaccinated-younger/7684857002/

CNN analysis: Where vaccination is up, Covid-19 cases are down

https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/16/health/covid-cases-vaccinations-trends-analysis/

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