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WMU: Grad Students Grapple with Depression & Anxiety; Webinar on Youth Homelessness

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Depression, Anxiety High in Graduate Students, Survey Shows

ScienceDaily – 3.7.18

According to new research, graduate students are six times more likely to experience depression and anxiety compared to the general population. The study also found that rates of anxiety and depression were higher in female graduate students than their male peers.

“There is a growing cry for help from graduate students across the globe who struggle with significant mental health concerns,” said Dr. Evans, the study’s co-author. The study identified issues, such as difficulty maintaining a healthy work-life balance and a lack of supportive mentors, that may increase students’ depression and anxiety.

“Work-life balance is hard to attain in a culture where it is frowned upon to leave the laboratory before the sun goes down,” said the study’s authors.

Upcoming Events:

Webinar on State Efforts to Address Youth and Young Adults Experiencing Homelessness

California Coalition for Youth (CCY) – 3.16.18 at 10:30AM

There are over 15,000 homeless youth in California — about 30 percent more since 2015. This CCY webinar looks at issues facing the state’s homeless young people, as well as possible legislative solutions to address homelessness.

Register here.

San Mateo County Youth Commission Survey

Young people ages 12 to 25 who live, work, and/or go to school in San Mateo County are invited to take a survey on marijuana knowledge, attitudes, and behavior among young adults. Survey information is anonymous and will assist in the creation of a San Mateo County marijuana education campaign. Participants can also enter a raffle to win a $100 Amazon gift card.

Click here to begin the survey.

Youth Advocate Program

WestCoast Children’s Clinic – Spring 2018

The Youth Advocate Program (YAP) is a three-year training and employment program for young adults, ages 18-24, who have been in Alameda County foster care. YAP provides participants with advocacy skills, career training, and opportunities to improve the foster care system.

Interested applicants must attend one of three upcoming information sessions (March 27, March 30, or April 6). See this flyer for more information.

More Stories:

CNN Exclusive: The More Opioids Doctors Prescribe, the More Money They Make

CNN – 3.12.18

Sonoma County Mental Health Director Michael Kennedy to Be Replaced as Division Faces Spending Cuts

Press Democrat – 3.11.18

Treating Childhood Trauma: How Trauma Plays a Role in Childhood Development and What New Methods Are Being Used to Help Kids Who Have Experienced It

Oprah Winfrey, CBSN – 3.11.18

Report: Five Ways States Can Improve Permanency for Teens in Foster Care

Chronicle of Social Change – 3.9.18

Kids with Easy Access to Firearms Are More Likely to Be Depressed

University of Wisconsin News – 3.9.18

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