More mobile mental health teams to be added in Montgomery Co.

The teams, generally consisting of a licensed clinician and a peer support specialist, operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. More mobile crisis outreach teams, or MCOTs, are getting ready to roll in Montgomery County, Maryland. The teams, generally consisting of a licensed clinician and a peer support specialist, operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Currently, there are three MCOTs operating across the county — and a grant to add two more teams has been secured. Another two teams could be added in the future — they’re included in Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich’s FY2025…

A Parent’s Guide > News > Yale Medicine

Mental health issues among teens have been rising for more than a decade, and some experts wonder how much social media use is to blame. If you’re a parent questioning if—and how—you should monitor the way your teenager uses social media, you’re not alone. In the spring of 2023, United States Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA, released an advisory called Social Media and Youth Mental Health, in which he says there is growing evidence that social media is causing harm to young people’s mental health. Soon after, the American Psychological Association (APA) issued its own health advisory. The issue…