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World Health Organization to classify 'gaming disorder' as mental health condition

Although gaming disorder is not prevalent, characteristics include a loss of control and escalation despite negative consequences. Learn more in this story from CNN.

The Rise And Rise Of Suicide: We Must Remove The Stigma Of Mental Illness

Suicide is on the rise globally, accounting for nearly one million deaths annually. While we may not all suffer from mental illness, we each have a role to play in ensuring that those who do suffer feel less afraid to reach out and get the support they need in the moments when they need it most. 
Read more in this article from Forbes.com.

How one family is educating students, teachers on mental health

Washington state parents who lost their son to suicide are reacing out to provide resources to others about mental health — especially to high school students — and to work toward reducing the stigma surrounding related issues. Read about their efforts in this story from NBC News.

Entering Adulthood With Autism

Across the country, thousands of parents of autistic grapple with concerns like this every year: The daily support provided through public school systems ends with graduation, and many young adults who age out of high school programs and fall off the so-called services cliff can struggle to transition successfully into adulthood. Learn more in this story from U.S. News & World Report.

First baby with Down syndrome wins Gerber baby of the year

A one-year-old from Georgia is the first child with Down syndrome to become a Gerber baby. His name is Lucas, and his smile is infectious! Meet him now, in this story from USA Today.