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Resources Tagged With: teen mental health

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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

SAD seasonal affective disorder-1861157_640Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that comes and goes with the seasons, typically starting in the late fall and early winter and going away during the spring and summer. It can affect adults, teens, and children. Read more ›

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A Crisis Line That Calms With Texting and Data

smartphone-2212963_640Can algorithms be used to address more urgent social and individual problems, like how to build trust or provide effective care? Can algorithms be used to increase the love and kindness in the world?

These are the sort of questions that the people at the Crisis Text Line — a nonprofit organization that provides crisis intervention 24 hours a day via text messaging to the number 741741 — have been focusing on for four years. Read more ›

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

hands holding coffee-247835It’s hard to escape it: Christmas tunes on every radio station, snowflake cups at Starbucks, pine trees atop every other SUV. “It’s the hap-happiest season of all,” right?

Not necessarily. For many, the holidays amplify insecurities, social anxiety, financial stress, loved ones lost, or the fact that they can’t just “snap out” of their angst with a grande peppermint latte. Read more ›

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Parenting Wired Teens [presentation] [video]

As a parent, you want to know how much media use is too much. Should you manage your teen’s media consumption, and if so, how? How can you help your teen balance their time online and offline?  In this CHC Community Education session,   several presenters provide information and their perspectives on this topic. Read more ›

To Write Love on Her Arms [web resource]

To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide.

TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and invest directly into treatment and recovery. Read more ›

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Supporting & Caring for Transgender Children [downloadable]

/Users/lori/Desktop/photos for CHC articles/supportingcaringfortransgender.pngThe American Academy of Pediatrics supports policies that are gender-affirming for children – an approach that is supported by other key professional organizations.

In 2016, the AAP joined with other organizations to produce the document, Supporting & Caring for Transgender Children, “a guide for community members and allies to ensure that transgender young people are affirmed, respected, and able to thrive.” Read more ›

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Childhood Trauma and Positive Health: Issue Brief [downloadable]

little-girl-2198058_640The mission of The Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI) is to promote the early and lifelong health of children, youth and families. Part of fulfilling this mission it to disseminate data, information and ideas to understand and address social determinants of health, like adverse childhood experiences and the trauma and chronic and toxic stress that can result and impact lifelong health. Read more ›

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Be the One: Six True Stories of Teens Overcoming Hardship with Hope

betheonebookcoverIn his book Be the One, ABC News chief national correspondent and Nightline coanchor, Byron Pitts shares the stories of six young people  who overcame impossible circumstances with extraordinary perseverance. Read more ›

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Social Media Can Boost Teens’ Self-Esteem — or Foster Depression

social-media-1430512_1280Using social media to connect with others is kind of like having a private conversation in a public place. But there’s a difference. Even when you’re chatting with a friend in the middle of a physical crowd, most other people can’t hear what you say. On social media, your conversations can be read by anyone with access.

Depending on whether people notice your posts — and how positively they respond — your online interactions may be quite positive. Or not. Social media can make some teens feel depressed and isolated. Read more ›

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STOMP Out Bullying

STOMP Out Bullying is a national nonprofit dedicated to changing the culture for all students. It works to reduce and prevent bullying, cyberbullying, sexting and other digital abuse, educates against homophobia, LGBTQ discrimination, racism and hatred, and deters violence in schools, online and in communities across the country. STOMP Out Bullying promotes civility, inclusion and equality. It teaches effective solutions on how to respond to all forms of bullying, as well as educating kids and teens in school and online. It provides help for those in need and at risk of suicide, and raises awareness through peer mentoring programs in schools, public service announcements by noted celebrities, and social media campaigns. Read more ›

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