By Bill Britton Bill Britton is a freelance writer and formerly an editor for John Hopkins University Press, ABI Research, and Elsevier Science. He is a frequent contributor to Vero Communiqué. We strive to encourage a free and open exchange of opinions and welcome yours. Through discussions like these we can all learn more about … Continue reading Bill Britton: THE “END” MIGHT BE CLOSER THAN YOU THINK
Mental health awareness. On May 9, 2022, a task force, comprised of 15 community leaders, referred to as the C.L.I.M.A.T.E. Task Force (Convening Leaders in Maximizing Access to Education), presented recommendations to the staff of the School District of Indian River County (SDIRC), FL to ensure equity and excellence in each of its schools. Their … Continue reading “The [Mental Health] Data is There.”
The MHA's mission is to provide immediate access with no barriers to mental health care. "It's Okay to Get Help!" The 2021 Florida StatutesTitle XXIXPUBLIC HEALTH Chapter 394 MENTAL HEALTH View Entire Chapter 394.4784 Minors; access to outpatient crisis intervention services and treatment.—For the purposes of this section, the disability of nonage is removed for any … Continue reading Without Parental Consent, Florida Minors 13 Years or Older May Seek Out and Receive Mental Health Services
The American Academy of Pediatrics and Canadian Pediatric Society recommends no more than 1 to 2 hours of screen use per day By Shiv Sudhakar| Fox News. 12/31/2021 Increased electronic screen time was associated with worse mental health issues in children compared to those with lower levels of screen time during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent JAMA … Continue reading Alert: “Children’s Mental Health May Suffer if They Spend Too Much Time on Electronic Devices, Study Suggests.
ORGANIZATIONS FROM 34 STATES AND 29 COUNTRIES JOIN AMICUS BRIEF TO U.S. SUPREME COURT On November 23, 2021, 289 organizations and 34 individuals filed an amicus (friend of the court) brief in support of our petition to the United States Supreme Court. We are asking the Court to strike down, as unconstitutional, a clause in the Telecommunications … Continue reading Organizations Worldwide Sign Amicus Brief to U.S. Supreme Court
Eric Smith, to left. Photo by Steve Glazer. Vero Beach, FL native Eric Smith, attended Vero Beach High School. He played football, received a full ride football scholarship from Louisiana State University and was later drafted into the National Football League at 18. He went on to play as a wide receiver for the Kansas City … Continue reading The Source “Light,” Arrested. Vero Beach, FL.
The number of people looking for help with anxiety and depression has skyrocketed. The State of Florida ranks 35 in the prevalence of mental illness among youth and adults across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Florida ranks 25 in the prevalence of mental illness among adults and 38 among youth. Despite these … Continue reading Anxiety and Depression are Skyrocketing. Part One
Greg Rosencrance, MD Dear Indian River County Community Partners: I wanted to update you with what Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital is seeing related to the COVID-19 surge in Indian River County. Hospitalization Rates We have seen COVID-19 related hospitalizations go up exponentially since July 1. As of Monday, July 26, Cleveland Clinic Indian River … Continue reading COVID-19 ALERT: Indian River County, FL.
Mental Health America’s June 2021 Annual Conference focused on the topic “From Resiliency to Recovery” which of course, meant a heavy concentration on the pandemic and its long-reaching effects. Indian River County’s Mental Health Association’s Chief Brand Officer, Sheana Firth took center stage with her breakout presentation entitled “Redefining & Reframing: Using Human Centric Design to … Continue reading Mental Health Association of Indian River County, FL Takes Center Stage at Washington D.C. National Conference.
SUBJECT: Of bees, humans, and satellites Dear Elon Musk, Kimbal Musk and all SpaceX Board Members, Officers, and Lead Investors, In 1962, when Rachel Carson published Silent Spring, insects were so thick upon this Earth that you could not drive a car very far, anywhere in the world, without its windshield becoming splattered with their … Continue reading Open Letter to Elon Musk & SpaceX