Virginia Anderlini (right) was the first private client to try out Dr. Sonya Kim's new virtual reality program for the elderly, and says she's eager to see more. Kim's handful of programs are still at the demo stage. Kara Platoni/KQED hide caption

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Doctors who diagnosed Shariah Vroman-Nagy with bipolar disorder wanted to keep her in the hospital for treatment, but her insurance company wouldn't cover the stay. Andreas Fuhrmann for KQED hide caption

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Depressed Teen's Struggle To Find Mental Health Care In Rural California

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Asking Mom: 'Did You Know I Was Depressed In High School?'

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Suicide Rates Climb In U.S., Especially Among Adolescent Girls

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High school students in Tanzania gather in a Mental Health Listening Club — first comes the soap opera, then the chance to ask questions about topics like depression. Omar Dabaghi-Pacheco for Farm Radio International hide caption

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Jena Lopez with her daughters Sophie, left, and Nora. Research suggests that parental support is the key to good mental health in children who transition. Ian C. Bates for NPR hide caption

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Parent Support May Help Transgender Children's Mental Health

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Kids' Grades Can Suffer When Mom Or Dad Is Depressed

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