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Universal mental health screenings address well-being of Wisconsin’s youth, help develop resilient mindsets

MADISON — Wisconsin’s Office of Children’s Mental Health (OCMH) is working to assist youth in the state who are impacted by mental illness symptoms or conditions through universal screening. Universal screenings work to identify and address anxiety, depression or suicidal thoughts occurring among youth in Wisconsin, as a way to then connect those individuals to resources. […]

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The impact of toxic stress on youth mental health and 4 ways to reduce it

The Wisconsin Office of Children’s Mental Health (OCMH) recently released information on toxic stress and its impact on youth and their mental health. STOCK IMAGE Stress is unavoidable and is experienced by all. However, some individuals experience stress that is more than a daily nuisance, which is known as toxic stress. Issues like poverty, discrimination, […]