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Former Parkland student Kai Koerber is scheduled to speak at the annual FGCU Child and Youth Mental Health Conference on November 9. Read more

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Evaluations under Florida's Baker Act have been outpacing child population growth statewide — and in regions like Southwest Florida, by leaps and bounds — for nearly a generation. Read more

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The motivation was to create a way for teenagers to get counseling without having to go through their parents. Read more

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He was bullied. He had violent outbursts at home and school. He regularly threatened suicide. After regular Baker Act committals, a treatment program in Naples makes the difference. Read more

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Children struggling with the loss of a parent, sibling or anyone significant to them have a place all their own at Avow Hospice in Naples. Aunt Janet’s House, a dedicated space for grieving children ages 5 to 17, opens Tuesday, June 18. Read more

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An explainer on what the different professionals do who serve in our mental health care community. Read more

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Low funding for mental health care and a shortage of psychiatrists has left kids and families searching and waiting for help in Southwest Florida. Read more

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There are mental health professionals and resources here to help you across the country and in Southwest Florida. Read more

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Safe Kids Worldwide started a podcast to help parents support each other, learn from each other and realize we’re not alone in this crazy thing they call parenting. Read more

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How to help a child through trauma, whether that trauma is abuse, the death of a loved one, a natural disaster or divorce. Read more

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Southwest Florida Parent & Child and The News-Press are working on a series about mental health services for kids. We’d like to hear from parents. We want to know what’s worked, what hasn’t, and what you think Southwest Florida needs to do better. Read more

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Numerous mental health professionals will converge at Florida Gulf Coast University on Saturday, November 17, to talk about school mental health at the school's eighth annual Children & Youth Mental Health Conference. Read more

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Colleges and universities today are looking for another type of scholar. Read more

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Where pregnant women and new parents can turn for support, advice and camaraderie. Read more

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One Southwest Florida program is having such success in preventing child abuse and neglect that organizers say it could end the need for foster care as we know it. Read more

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The Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida is offering two new courses that reflect Lee Health’s commitment to improve childrens behavioral health concerns. Read more

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Our mental health deeply affects our families, and it’s something we must actively maintain. Here’s how you can keep yours tuned and ready for whatever comes your way. Read more

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Being a parent or a caregiver means to procure a child's well-being. Abuse of any kind compromises a child’s well-being today, tomorrow and in the future. But what really is child abuse? How can you tell if your child or any child is being abused? Read more

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