‘Reducing Stigma’: Could Mental Health Days Help California Students?

first_imgStudents in California may soon have the option of taking a mental health day. For about three-quarters of adults who struggle with anxiety or obsessive-compulsive disorder, symptoms first appeared in childhood, he said. Seeking treatment earlier could be a way to head off future problems. Dr Mark Reinecke, a clinical director and psychologist with the Child Mind Institute, is broadly supportive of the bill, which he said reduces stigma and encourages young people to seek help, something that could offer long-term benefits. … Senate bill 849, written by the California state senator Anthony Portantino, would allow students time out of school to treat or attend to mental health needs without risk of being considered truant, an infraction that could lead to penalties for students and fines for parents. Yet, Reinecke cautions against what he said could be “unintended consequences” of the legislation, which could increase absenteeism or even worsen symptoms for students dealing with phobias and anxiety around school. In 2016, about 8 million students in the US missed three or more weeks of school, absences that put students at risk of lower test scores and higher dropout rates. In California, a student who misses 10% of the school year – about 18 days – is considered chronically absent. Read the whole story: The Guardian More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Nakada expected to take over as Japan women’s volleyball coach

first_img KEYWORDS GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES In recent days, the Japan Volleyball Association’s women’s development committee settled on Nakada as the primary candidate to replace the outgoing 53-year-old Manabe. A formal decision is expected to be made by the board of directors on Oct. 25.Nakada, a longtime standout on the national team, won a bronze medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. She has managed Hisamitsu since 2012, and has won three league titles and four Japan championships. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5center_img Masayoshi Manabe, who managed the Japan women’s volleyball team to an Olympic bronze medal, will step down and likely be replaced by Kumi Nakada, a source said Wednesday.The 51-year-old Nakada, a former setter for the national team, is currently in charge of the Hisamitsu Springs team in the women’s Premier League and will be the first woman to oversee the women’s national team. Masayoshi Manabe, Japan Volleyball Association, 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, Kumi Nakada last_img read more

AST, And CES Respond To Drowning At Johnson Lake

first_imgThe boat drifted away from Thornton and his swimming partner.  Thornton was unable to swim to the boat or make it to shore. Thornton’s body was recovered from the lake by Central Emergency Services dive team where he was pronounced deceased on scene.  Next of kin was on scene and was notified. Neither Alcohol or drugs are suspected.  No Foul play is suspected. Investigation revealed that Nickolas Thornton (24 YOA of Kenai) was swimming near his paddleboat when he removed his life jacket and continued swimming around the boat in the middle of the lake. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享On July 23, at 12:54pm,  Alaska State Troopers along with Alaska State Parks and Central Emergency Services responded to Johnson Lake, in Kasilof for a reported drowning.last_img

Ipape set for trial with Manly

first_imgRUGBY LEAGUE BY SIMON KESLEP Papua New Guinea LNG Kumuls halves playmaker and former Lae Snax Tigers Edwin Ipape will be travelling to Australia to trial with the NRL’s Manly Sea Eagles. This was made known to the Post-Courier on Tuesday by Lae Biscuit Company chairman, Tigers patron and passionate rugby league follower Ian Chow. Chow is not new to the rugby league fraternity in Papua New Guinea and also helps provide pathways for players to achieve their goals – like playing in the NRL. He is also one of those behind the scene supporters assisting former Tigers, PNG’s international rugby league player and current Melbourne Storm centre Justin Olam to advance to the top level, especially starting with the Digicel Cup, SP PNG Hunters, Sunshine Coast Falcons and eventually achieving his dream of playing in the NRL. For Ipape this might be the start of another fairy-tale rugby league journey when scouts from the Des Hasler coached Manly Sea Eagles side called Chow and spoke of how Ipape played during last Saturday’s 28-10 win over the Great Britain Rugby League Lions. Ipape was the centre of attention when he crossed over for the Kumuls first four pointers of the total five tries scored. “They (scouts) watched him play and by chance I know them (scouts). I know the scout and Des Hasler because I’ve met them already. We were trying to do something for Papua New Guinea but it did not happen,” Chow said. “They saw him and by chance they told me that he (Ipape) is a very good player, he is very fast and I told them he is my player. They then asked me to bring him down for trial because the Manly Sea Eagles lost their halfback. This is not a confirmed contract but they want him to go down for a trial,” said Chow. He said flight arrangements for Ipape will be done by next week so he (Ipape) can travel down to Australia before December 2 which will see him start his trial with Sea Eagles. “Of course he (Ipape) is my former player and we supported Justin Olam to go down and this year I was the one who paid for Edwin to go and play with Wynnum Manly Seagulls and he won the junior player of 2019 in Queensland,” Chow said. Chow’s advice to 23-year-old Ipape is to stay disciplined, stay away from alcohol and stay away from the bad guys. “Just do your job like Justin (Olam), who is very disciplined and hard working. Justin was like that two years ago before he was promoted into the senior level. We believe if he (Ipape) performs really well he might get the chance because o f how Sea Eagles are missing their halfback,” he said. Chow added that such a pathway reflects Tigers club culture, coaching staff including Stanley Tepend and Tim Rogers who have a good match record. “We have only been in the competition (Digicel Cup) for nine years, we’ve won three premierships, five minor premierships and two Melanesian Cup titles. Next year is our 10th anniversary and I think it will be a big thing for us. Stanley is coming back to us (Tigers) for next season.” Ipape when contacted yesterday said he is very excited and looking forward to the trial. He said it is also the first of its kind for him to receive such news. “It is eye opening for me to know that there are NRL clubs like Manly who are out there and are keeping a close watch on my playing career. I am thankful to someone like Ian Chow who is a good sponsor who has available contacts to see players continue their career. Tigers is a family club, all the players and coaches are always bonding and connected together as a family and this is why the club has been successful over the past years. “Most definitely, this is one of my biggest calling not only in rugby league but life in general. No doubt I will give my best when I go down to attend this trial,’ said Ipape who is from Hela province. Ipape highlighted how Olam’s journey into the NRL is also another inspiring and motivating factor towards what he will now experience. Ipape’s contract with Wynnum Manly Seagulls also lapses this year and according to him, the club indicated for an extension but he is yet to sign and go through the contract details. Ipape who weighs 91kg and stands at 175kg is a halves specialist and who can also play in the dummy half role or come off the bench to spark those extra attacking plays.last_img read more