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Nearly 1 in 7 U.S. Kids and Teens Has a Mental Health Condition
Dr. Edith Bracho-Sanchez | CNN
The frequency of both illness and treatment vary widely from state to state, but on average only half of the afflicted are treated. 

Does Social Media Cause Depression?
Caroline Miller | Child Mind Institute
Studies of young people show a strong correlation between increased levels of depressive symptoms and broader cell phone use.

Healthcare Has Cost Problems. Healthcare IT Doesn't Have to Be One of Them.
Irv Lichtenwald | HITinsight
Because the technology is young and doesn't meet many expectations, it doesn't make sense to overpay now for healthcare IT.

Exercise May Fight Depression In Older Adults
American Physiological Society 
Exercise helps the body metabolize tryptophan, a mood-boosting chemical that is related to serotonin. 

How Telehealth Can Answer Demand for Telehealth Services
Susan Morse | Healthcare Finance
Data shows that 31 percent of all telehealth diagnoses are related to mental health concerns, making the tool very useful.

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Deactivating Facebook Is Good for Your Mental Health

Mental Health Care Is Not Going to Those Who Need It

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