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Anxiety & Depression

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More U.S. Youth Seeking Help During Psychiatric Emergencies

hospital- ER 435The number of young people visiting U.S. emergency rooms with psychiatric problems is rising, driven largely by a surge in teens and minority youth seeking urgent help for mental illnesses, a new study suggests. Read more ›

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How to Discuss Your Mental Health With Family Members Who Don’t Get It

latina mental health 433Let me know if any of these sound familiar: Boys don’t cry. We don’t air family business. You have to be strong. Turn to God.

These refrains (all of which I’ve heard at least once, some in the last month) are just some of the responses that people dealing with mental health challenges in Latino communities have come to know well. Read more ›

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Social Media Linked to Rise in Mental Health Disorders in Teens, Survey Finds

social-media432Mental health issues have risen significantly over the last decade and the rise of digital media may be one reason why, according to a national survey released on March 14.

The research, published by the American Psychological Association, found sharp increases in the number of young adults and adolescents who reported experiencing negative psychological symptoms — specifically in those born in 1995 or later, known as iGen. Read more ›

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Making Time for Mindfulness [downloadable]

mindfulnessintheclassroom424A new study suggests that mindfulness education — lessons on techniques to calm the mind and body — can reduce the negative effects of stress and increase students’ ability to stay engaged, helping them stay on track academically and avoid behavior problems. Read more ›

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One in Six U.S. Kids Have Mental Health Disorders, but Only Half Receive Treatment

anxiety417Roughly in six U.S. kids have at least one mental health disorder, and only about half of them receive treatment from a mental health professional, a new study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics suggests. Read more ›

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Managing Anxiety & Building Self-Efficacy [presentation]

In this Community Education session, licensed Clinical Psychologist Christine Pearston discusses stress and anxiety, common symptoms, and the anxiety/avoidance cycle. Dr. Pearston offers effective strategies parents and caregivers can use to help children cope with anxiety and establish positive behavior patterns. Read more ›

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Study Details How Today’s High School Cliques Compare to Yesterday’s

high school 403Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Texas at Austin, have found that while many high school peer crowds and influences have remained constant over time, changing demographics, cultural influences and the increasing number of college-bound youth have led to the emergence of new peer groups and perceptions. Read more ›

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How to Help Teenage Girls Reframe Anxiety and Strengthen Resilience

stressed teen 401In the last decade, rates of anxiety-related disorders in teenagers have steadily risen, particularly in girls. Researchers and psychologists posit several hypotheses about why these rates are on the rise — from digital hyperconnectivity to heightened external pressures to simply a greater awareness, and therefore diagnosis, of mental health concerns. Read more ›

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Teens View Anxiety, Depression as Biggest Problems in Lives, Study Says

depression397Most American teenagers say they view anxiety and depression as a major problem in the communities where they live, a new Pew study indicates.

The study found that 70 percent of teens view the mental health concerns as a major problem, while 26 percent believe they’re a minor problem and 4 percent say they’re not a problem. Read more ›

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TeenMentalHealth.org [web resource]

teenmentalhealthorg383TeenMentalHealth.org is non profit organization that creates educational, training, and clinical care materials and programs designed for use in schools and care settings to promote mental health literacy, clinical care capacity, self-care and psychoeducation, and evaluation of existing programs and interventions.  Mental health information (products and training programs) are designed to address the needs of youth ages 12 to 25 years, families, educators, health providers, policy makers and others. Read more ›

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