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Teen Mental Health

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Ditch the Label [web resource]

ditchthelabelDitch the Label is an international  anti-bullying organization that provides support to young people aged 12-25, primarily through online partnerships. They also work with schools, colleges, parents/guardians, young people and other youth organizations.

According to Ditch the Label, statistically, 7 in 10 young people are bullied.  If you are being bullied, you absolutely are not alone.

 

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

anxiety photoObsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common, chronic and long-lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions) that he or she feels the urge to repeat over and over.

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Study: Kind Communities – A Bridge to Youth Mental Wellness

friendship-2156174_640The Born This Way Foundation commissioned a study through Benenson Strategy Group, who surveyed over 3,000 young people between the ages 15-24 and over 1,000 parents, asking questions about mental health and wellness.

The results of the study, “Kind Communities – A Bridge to Youth Mental Wellness”, will be used to raise awareness about mental health and well being and to provide people with helpful information that’s relevant to their own lives.  Read more ›

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Five Myths About Transgender Students Educators Need to Unlearn

colorful-brainDr. Laura Erickson-Schroth, a psychiatrist working with LGBT people in New York City, is the co-author, with Laura A. Jacobs, of the recently published ‘You’re in the Wrong Bathroom!’ and 20 Other Myths and Misconceptions About Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming People.

In an article published in Education Week, she writes, “…Most schools have no formal rules around gender inclusion and do not address gender identity in curricula. Because of this, many K-12 educators have difficulty knowing how to begin talking with students about gender identity.” Read more ›

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Too Smart To Start [web resource]

Too Smart To Start is a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) program that aims to prevent underage alcohol use by offering strategies and materials for youth, teens, families, educators, community leaders, professionals, and volunteers. Read more ›

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Loveisrespect.org [web resource]

loveisrespectA project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline, Loveisrespect is a safe, inclusive space for young people to access information and get help in an environment that is designed specifically for them, and to provide information and support to concerned friends and family members, teachers, counselors, service providers, and members of law enforcement.

The Loveisrespect website provides comprehensive education on healthy, unhealthy and abusive dating relationships and behaviors, covering topics such as… Read more ›

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Mental Health Resources for Teens

depress photoTaking the first step in seeking support for any issues you’re dealing with deserves major props: It’s brave, it’s smart, and it’s an act of self-love. For adults, it can be tricky to navigate what those next steps are, and it can be even tougher for teens.

Teen Vogue spoke to experts from across the country and researched options for teens who need help—anywhere, anytime, and on any budget, whether you are in a crisis or looking for ongoing support or medical treatment for a number of conditions. Read more ›

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Resources for Families of LGBTQ Youth [web resources][downloadable]

 

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The following websites and downloadable resources were assembled by the Children’s Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help families support their lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, understand what to expect, and learn how to talk about a number of issues that may be impacting their youth. Read more ›

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Just the Facts about Sexual Orientation and Youth: A Primer for Principals, Educators and School Personnel [downloadble]

justthefactsreportcoverThe American Psychological Association and the other 12 organizations that comprise the Just the Facts Coalition have just published a new edition of “Just the Facts about Sexual Orientation and Youth: A Primer for Principals, Educators, and School Personnel“.

This booklet is intended to provide principals, educators, and school personnel with accurate information that will help them respond to a recent upsurge in promotion of efforts to change sexual orientation through therapy and religious ministries. This upsurge has been coupled with a demand that these perspectives on homosexuality be given equal time in schools. Read more ›

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How Stereotypes in Movies and on TV Impact Kids’ Development [downloadable]

CSM Gender ReportA new Common Sense Media study shows that learning gender roles from movies and TV shows has real consequences on kids’ self-esteem, relationships, and even their future careers.

The Common Sense Media report, Watching Gender: How Stereotypes in Movies and on TV Impact Kids’ Development analyzes more than 150 articles, interviews, books, and other social-scientific research and finds that gender stereotypes in movies and on TV shows are widespread and very influential — teaching children what the culture expects of boys and girls. According to the report, a lifetime of viewing stereotypical media becomes so ingrained it can ultimately affect kids’ career choices, self-worth, relationships, and ability to achieve their full potential. Read more ›

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